Every new phase of our journey requires that we upgrade our image of God. Stress, anxiety, fear, and negativity occur when there is a growing gap between how we see our situations and how we see the nature of God. Join us on today’s podcast as we learn how to simply focus on the new; because the Truth always sets us free.
You can only displace a mindset with another mindset.
We don’t focus on getting rid of the old. We focus, instead, on filling up with the new and the new truth displaces the old because the truth sets you free. So if you’re not experiencing freedom in a particular area of your life, what have you believed that needs to be displaced with the truth?
The truth is as much about an encounter as it is about knowledge. We all know that Truth is a person and His name is Jesus. This means that truth is relational because we are always in relationship with Jesus. We’re not just learning about Him. We’re learning who He really is for us in every situation.
I like the scripture, John 1:14: The word became flesh and made His dwelling among us, and we have seen His glory; the glory of the one and only Son who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. That means our old ideas about what God is like are displaced with the truth when we have encounters with His true nature.
Challenges give us a fresh awareness of who God is for us.
In every situation, we’re learning to ask ourselves, “Am I believing what God does about myself in this circumstance?” Or another great question: “What is the gap between what He believes about me and what I believe about myself?” That gap signals that an upgrade is available and God wants you to have it.
Every new phase of our learning requires us to update our image of God; because when you update who He is for you, you get updated in the process. But if the gap becomes too great between our life circumstances and our image of God, that is what causes stress, anxiety, fear, panic, and negativity. It causes you to come under pressure and scale down your dreams for fear. It compels you to shrink back from challenges because you’re unsure about who you are or whether you can do this thing.
But the Bible says in Philippians 4:13 that we can do all things in Christ. Challenges, therefore, can accelerate our capacity for experiencing the majesty of God which gives us a fresh awareness of who He is for us.
Want to learn more? Tune in to today’s podcast as we encounter the Truth that sets us free.
P.S. Brilliant is impacting thousands of lives as we journey together and experience lasting Kingdom transformation. We are so excited that you’re learning with us!
As always, thanks for listening!