So many times in our lives we face circumstances that challenge our character, undermine our position and subdue our personality. These circumstances leave us in doubt of who we truly are, our position of dominion and our kingdom identity.
We begin to wonder if we cannot rule on earth here, if we really do have power.
As Christians, there is the need to understand the impact we make in our world, there is the need to show excellence in our immediate environment. Show how things can be done with the right spirit. We are in this world but not of this world. There is therefore constant need for reaffirmation and confession of our true position in the world.
Christians are easily misunderstood and this is simply because the spirit we carry is very confident but the world calls it intimidating. Everywhere we go there is always an individual who stands as a stumbling block, some who talks about you, another who enjoys bringing you down. Often times we do not realise that these blocks and people understand our content, what we carry on the inside of us, Hence their desire to accomplish their effort by all means.
Deuteronomy 28:13 KJV Clear states your position as a Christian, your position in the battles of life, your position in challenges. God himself makes you the head! , God made you the head! Be aware of your function as the head, the thinking department, the ideas department, the solution provider. In real life when you look at someone what you put your focus on as you gaze is the head, not the hands, not the legs but the head.
As a professional self-trained makeup artist and beauty consultant for Mary Kay cosmetics one of the most important things I know is that the first thing a person sees when they look at you is the face and that’s why so much effort is put on the face; when it comes to skin care and makeup because the face is located in the head. When you begin to realise that you are the head, you understand the scripture which says you are salt and light of the world (Matthew 5:13-16). You are highlighted, set apart, illuminated, aglow…even if your function is small, your role is minimal like Mordecai you will intimidate Haman (Esther 3)simply because you are predestined to be the head, it a position God created and made for you.
You are above and not beneath, we say no one is above the law yet we do not hear on the news that a particular judge has been arrest or locked up, this because the judges are learned enough to know when, how and where the law should prevail. They have knowledge and understanding of the law. So also we should have knowledge and understanding of the grace and mercy that speaks for us, the grace that gives us the edge over our peers, the spirit that reveals all things to us and stay in tune to these resources. (John 14:26)
We are above offences, above malice, above the little foxes that spoil the vine. We are above in the realm of the supernatural yet operating also in the natural, we are above, extraordinary not like mere men, but beyond ordinary. We are spirit man with a body and a soul.
Above and not beneath is a concept that came by revelation when I was dealing with several interpersonal issues. It was like someone always had an issue with me, my personality clashed with several other personalities and as I prayed I was taken through various scriptures in the bible and bible characters who sometimes did or said nothing wrong yet had several interpersonal challenges too and in my quiet time I heard the words ‘you are above offences you are above and not beneath’.
I have had to deal with issues and turned to the academicians while I studied for my MBA in international business. To learn communication skills, interpersonal skills, negotiation skills and all the business skills necessary but I found out the greatest teacher is God himself through the Holy spirit and I as I engage in this lifelong learning journey I know there is someone out there who is going through these issues too.