“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus…” (Philippians 2:5)
We all know this verse of Scripture just like we know “and God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” There are some verses that stand out more than others, and so the thought that we can spin the text and find something different can be a task in and of itself, because we know it. But how about we take another look at this through fresh eyes today.
The Bible says that we are to “Let this mind be in you…” Don’t run through that. It says WE are to LET…It’s an act of your will! You command you to have the mind of Christ! You can let it but you can also disallow it. The Bible says, “to him that knows to do good and does it not, to him it is sin.” But I’m going to stop that thought right there, because could it be possible that when I refuse or shut out the mind of Christ that it becomes sin? Selah.
How about we start from the end and work our way back. Today, I am simply talking about refusing to let life dictate your moves; committing on the inside even after you’ve long reached a place called tired; moving the line of quit and going after the plan and promises of God! But how do we do that? We LET Christ’s mind be IN us!
We take our cues from the Lord “who for the joy that was set before Him endured…” For the joy of what was coming, He lived through what should have killed Him and then secured a place of victory (that will never end)! WHAT!!!! And this is just a part of the MIND of Christ that I’m to LET be in me!
See that sounds good, but having the mind of Christ means, not settling for my present circumstances, it means enduring TO THE END, and it means promising yourself to finish strong; but that also means I have to tell myself that this current place does not look like the victory God promised me, so keep going!
Today I encourage you to let the mindset of Christ be in you. Walk in a posture of “it is finished”, refuse to let a no get your way, be like Christ and endure…There is victory in granting permission to your own mind to think like Christ!