Hebrews 13:8 (Amplified)
Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, to be congruent is to be “In agreement or harmony.” In geometrical terms, it is to be “Identical in form; coinciding exactly when superimposed.”
So, I began to ask myself. As a child of God, am I congruent (in agreement or harmony, identical in form; coinciding exactly [to Christ] when superimposed) or do I allow my circumstances to dictate my emotions and in response allow my emotions to run the show?
Wow! I was asked a simple question recently when doing a personal inventory, “How do I consistently show up in the world?” I was ashamed to say, “Not as well as I would like to, as often as I’d like to.” And that got me thinking.
God is faithful. He never changes. We can count on His every thought and action to be motivated by love—that can be counted on. He is never behind-handed, never late. He is forever watching our backs. We never have to question His motives, whether He loves us or not—whether He wants to see us succeed in following His will. We know the answers to these things are all YES and AMEN according to the Scriptures. And yet here we are riding the roller coaster of life with our out loud ‘YEAH’s and Awwwes’. I look at myself sometimes and think… ‘who are you?’ When I allow my emotions to take over and dictate my response and actions. If we are not careful we will allow ourselves to jump on a downward spiral to nowhere, doing nothing but reminding God and everyone else about how difficult our circumstances are at the moment. “Lord, don’t you see what I’m going through? How much more can I take?” Girl, don’t ask those kinds of questions unless you don’t mind Him showing you!! Trust me on this one.
Here’s what I have learned about being congruent. It’s a choice. It truly is a choice. I can choose power over pity, prayer over worry, speaking life over death, walking in my authority over giving it away. Come on, ladies! Isn’t time we stopped looking at what’s not working and begin to see what is?!! God has big plans for us and if we are able to see how BIG He truly is we can begin to grasp the concept of who He has created us to be—Kingdom Kids and Kingdom Rulers. Hello?? Anybody out there? Did you catch that? Kingdom Kids and Kingdom Rulers. Have you ever seen a true prince or princess in need? Even during tough times, royalty had more than enough for themselves and usually enough to share with the kingdom if not overcome by greed.
Being Kingdom Kids and Kingdom Rulers offers us an opportunity of a lifetime. If we simply “show up” as royalty every time, the royal benefits apply. On the other hand, if we choose to “show up” disguised as peasants, expect to not only ‘feel’ like a peasant, but know the world will treat you like one.
Here’s the bottom line—who are you when you’re at your best? When you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing, when you’re supposed to be doing it, how you’re supposed to be doing it? Ask the Lord to help you show up as the ‘real you’ more consistently. When you are free to be yourself, you will find that you’re actually a pretty cool person with amazing gifts, talents and potential that are beyond anything you could ever imagine! God makes no mistakes, nor does He waste His time, effort or plans. So if you’re feeling disappointed… simply get reappointed. Your destiny hasn’t changed, but perhaps your attitude toward your journey has. You’ve stopped having fun and enjoying the process. When you begin to succumb to the heaviness of life, look to your King who is still on the throne yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He never changes and is always waiting for His Kids join Him on the throne. Go on, climb up on His knee. He’s always there to remind you of your position in Him.
1 Peter 2:9,10 (New King James Version)
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
1 Peter 2:9,10 (Message)
But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.