1-2 Since Jesus went through everything you're going through and more, learn to think like Him. Think of your sufferings as a weaning from that old sinful habit of always expecting to get your own way. Then you'll be able to live out your days free to pursue what God wants instead of being tyrannized by what you want.
I love this verse, it is simple yet very powerful. There is nothing that we will ever go through that Jesus hasn't experienced yet without sin. So here we are encouraged to think like Him. What does that mean? It means to embrace it, deal with it, and go through it the way Jesus did. Jesus said at the hardest point in His life if this cup can pass me by, but not MY will Father Your will. Jesus thoughts went from the cross to His Fathers will and we need to think like Him, and look at our suffering and challenges the same way He did. He didn't nurse them and rehearse them. He didn;t whine or throw a tantrum no because He made up in His mind that He was going to do the Father's will. Sometimes life hurts...real bad. Sometimes it's like every time you wake up you are being punched in the face. THINK LIKE HIM. Why? So you will be able to live out your days free to do God's will instead of the flesh running you ragged. There is power in that right there! I hope your ears are open to catch this. Everytime something comes up and you want to do it YOUR WAY...THINK LIKE HIM! Everytime somebody slanders you, downs you, THINK LIKE HIM. NOT MY WILL OR WAY FATHER but YOURS. OH I know this one hurts, yeah I'm bleeding too but the only way we are going to advance the Kingdom and handle life's trauma and drama in a way that pleases God we are going to have to THINK LIKE HIM, PICK UP OUR CROSS and....(-:
Let God Urge Men to Christ Through YOU! 2 Corinthians 5:20
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