New Season “BE” Attitudes!
We all know this is a new season, a new place that we have walked into. Some of us are having some difficulties navigating this new terrain because it is so alien! It is because He is re-training us. Although this is not all-inclusive, I believe this list of “BE” Attitudes for this new season will BE-helpful!
“At that time the disciples came up and asked Jesus, Who then is [really] the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2 And He called a little child to Himself and put him in the midst of them,
3 And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all].
4 Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven,” (Matthew 18:1-4 AMPC).
God has been speaking to me about this very thing – to BE-Hold Him like a Child! Do you remember when you were a little kid waking up on Saturday morning? Do you remember how full of anticipation you were? How exciting it was? The world was so full of promise! You could do ANYTHING! God wants us to BE like that little child again!
BE Wonder-Full: He wants us to be FULL OF WONDER! Our cynicism must go! All the callousness, the pride, our “know it all” attitudes…indeed, the bitterness and rage must go, too. We must be full of wonder and open our eyes wide to the things of God. I believe that He is going to show us amazing things of which we have no knowledge in this season! He is taking us to school just like a little kid, retraining us to show us brand new things – about Him, about the body and about ourselves!
“Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand),” (Jeremiah 33:3 AMPC).
Be like a little child, according to Matthew 18:3 (AMPC). We must “… become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving]…” Jesus said that if we cannot humble ourselves and do this, we cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven – AT ALL! I don’t know about you, but I want IN, right here, right now! I want to walk in the Kingdom of Heaven, today, right here in the earth realm.
For some of us, this will be difficult, because we have become accustomed to reacting to life through our pain, our doctrine, or our belief systems about Daddy God. We simply have to admit that we ARE children; that we do NOT know it all; and open our eyes to the truth that He has so much more for us than what we have experienced so far!
Be expectant – Expect nothing but the best in this season! God has amazing things planned for you. He has been waiting your entire life, longing to bless you in the way that He is blessing you in this season! Expect it and let Him! Open your heart and don’t be afraid, because He is opening His hand to you.
Be excited – This is the time of your life! These are the days that you will look back on in future years and just sigh with satisfaction and contentment, and giggle with joy! This is your ‘launch time’! This is a time to be excited about. You were born for such a time as this! You have been groomed for this moment in history! Get up off the couch! Get ready to run! It’s GO-TIME!
Believe! Out of all of the BE-Attitudes that He has called us to in this season, for some, this may be the most difficult. If you have been in a rough season, seeing dream after dream crash-and-burn, and feel that God is no longer in the prayer-answering business, this will be THE TIME TO STAND UP AND BELIEVE! You must shake it off and BELIEVE God again! Believe that He loves you! Believe that He wants the best for you! Believe that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (see 2 Cor. 5:21)! Believe that He is doing the impossible, and He is doing it for YOU!
Be willing – We must be willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen! We must be willing to listen for the voice of God and surrender completely to whatever it is that He says to do. We must be willing to submit to His will – crucify our flesh – and just do it. We must be willing to exchange the old for the new! We must be willing to sit at his feet, to travel the world, to walk the extra mile, or to do whatever it takes, because that is what He is calling us to in this season.
Be open – We must be open to God-possibilities! God is so creative – He never has to repeat Himself! We must be open to literally ANYTHING! He is opening doors in the most unusual of places, connecting us with people that we never dreamed we would ever know. When you are open to anything, you will expect it, and be excited about it, too. Look for something unusual to occur, because that is GOD!
Be REAL! It is God’s heart that we are REAL – with HIM, with OURSELVES and with EACH OTHER. God is sick of the fake. He wants “The REAL You” – the one He created. He doesn’t want a really bad copy of somebody else. He doesn’t want the fake exterior, either – He doesn’t like white-washed tombs (see Matthew 23:27). We need to become the REAL us that He dreamed of before the foundation of the earth was laid. It is our authenticity that reveals Jesus, not the “made-up” version of us that we created!
“And He called a little child to Himself and put him in the midst of them…” (Matthew 18:2).
You ARE that little child in Matthew 18:2! He has called you! He chose you and put you in the midst of Himself! You are in His inner circle of friends, one of his hand-selected disciples! He calls you His beloved. In this season, you will BE that beloved child once again – full of wonder, expectant, and excited at all that your world once again has to offer. This is the time of your life! Live it to the fullest!
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