Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. ~Matthew 6:33
Today I just want to touch on truths that I’ve learned and continue to learn throughout this journey of becoming Kingdom Minded. The rest of the “series” I’ll touch on actually being Kingdom minded – how was can make an difference in the world we live in for the Kingdom of God!
Truths I’ve Learned Along the Way:
Not Everyone Will Like Me: The moment I realize this – it becomes very easy to live for an audience of One as opposed to living for an audience of 6.2 billion. Gal. 2:10 says, “Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.” In a few days, I’m going to stand before God and be accountable for what He called me to do and I won’t be able to tell him, yea, but Lord, people didn’t like that… so I didn’t do it. That won’t fly… Learn to live for an audience of One.
God is my Source: I used to think I had to do all these things to get promoted, get noticed, get a job, get a raise, etc.. A huge lesson I’ve been learning is that my job is not my source, people are not my source, God is my source. He will promote me as well as provide for me. Is God your source?
Making a Difference in the Lives of Others is All that Matters: Mother Theresa said it all when she said, “A life not lived for others, is hardly a life at all.” How true…
True Success is Doing What God Called You to Do Right Now: So many people think success is a destination – it’s not. Success is a journey. The minute we place an expectation on a destination for our success such as when I graduate, when I get married, when I’m a senior pastor, etc., we’re setting ourselves up for disappointment. The truth is if you’re not enjoying where you are now – you won’t enjoy your life when you get “there”. Learn to be content and happy with where God has you RIGHT NOW and enjoy the journey.
He Must Increase, I must Decrease: This has been such a huge lesson in my life. I would highly recommend a leadership lesson by Louie Giglio called the Little Leader (I have it if you’d like a copy). When it comes to being Kingdom Minded – the best question we can constantly ask ourselves is: As a result of my life, is Jesus getting bigger and bigger while I’m getting smaller and smaller? Because when it comes down to it when people see me – they shouldn’t see Bubba, and all my gifts and talents, but they should see Jesus and everything He’s done for them. The only way we’ll change the world is if He increases and we decrease.
What are some truths you’ve learned in this area???