Please believe me when I tell you that the biggest thing you and I can do to move closer to the things God has for us in His perfect will for our lives, is to work on our mindset.
God has so much for us, but small thinking keeps us from receiving it! You cannot receive big until you think big – but that is not as easy as it sounds.
The bible is a profound book; it is full of types and shadows. You will never understand the deeper things of God if you only read the New Testament, so take time to immerse yourself in the characters and stories of the Old Testament, because there, God paints pictures of our lives.
In 2 Samuel 9:1, King David asks, “Is there anyone left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathon’s’ sake?”
King David is a type of God, looking to show kindness to humanity because of Jesus’ sake. Jonathon is a type of Christ. Notice that God is taking an initiative to show us kindness and favor – not even for our own sakes, but on account of Jesus.
One of the servants brought up Mephibosheth, who had been all-but written off, because he was lame in both of his feet.
Mephibosheth, Saul’s son, had been born royal and should have been in line for the throne, but when the war broke out, the nurse that was carrying him as the family fled the palace, dropped him, and at age five, he became crippled.
This is the story of what it means to be human. The enemy made sure that someone who you trusted, and who should have been there for you, let you down so that, from an early age, you will accept a life of disappointment, and lower your expectations.
In fact, many people spend their lives recovering from what happened to them, and never really living, because if you don’t know how to access the anointing, you can’t just brush off the memories or dismiss the unwelcome consequences of being dropped.
When David sends a servant to fetch him, Mephibosheth calls himself a dead dog. Being crippled has become his identity. His abnormality has become his norm.
What is it that you have accepted as normal, when God says you belong to the Kings table, and now it seems like a foreign thought that you ought to be blessed and anointed and favored? Why has it become abnormal to believe that?
Mephibosheth lived his life as a cripple in a backwater called Lo Debar. It was a place of isolation, cut off from the life he should have had.
Even as a Christian, born again and adopted as a King’s kid, you feel yourself to be cut off from certain arenas. When people talk about the millionaires, you don’t even register that you can be in that category, because somehow you have accepted that you are the insignificant one, and you don’t expect anything except to be depressed and broke!
What have you accepted about your life that you shouldn’t accept? Fear? Sickness? Hereditary problems? You have been grafted into a different family now, but all the while these things are still part of your mindset. You have a right to a sound mind and a healthy body, to peace instead of confusion and honor instead of shame, but when we call you what you were intended to be, that seems foreign.
If someone says, “Hey Tom!” I don’t turn because I am not Tom. If they say, “Hey stupid!” Why do you answer? When you know who you are, you don’t answer to what you are not. But when they talk about the losers, you get prickly as if you think they are talking about you!
Everyone has a story that excuses their dysfunction. But right now, you need to turn in your excuse! For example, why can’t you go back to college? Being 65 is no excuse! You will be 70 in five years without a degree if you don’t go, so why not just go! There is nothing more powerful than a made up mind.
David brought Mephibosheth to his palace and for the rest of his life, he ate at the King’s table, where he originally belonged. That is what it means to be a Christian – we have been restored to our place of royalty, dignity and dominion.
The Word of God tells us that we are heirs of the entire world, along with Abraham, who received the promise for us all! (romans 4:13) To inherit means to come into ownership of something for which you didn’t work, just by virtue of your relationship with someone. You are supposed to inherit the best of everything, and it’s time for you to set your mind in that direction, and not back off.
Declare it with me right now, “Because of Jesus, I deserve THE BEST! I am unstoppable because I have been appointed an heir of the world. If anyone has a right to be wealthy, whole, loved, honored, anointed and successful, I HAVE THAT RIGHT! Though my beginnings be small, it is my destiny to have a GREAT latter end! Even right now, GOD is perfecting EVERYTHING that concerns me! In Jesus’ name!”