Thinking like Jesus
ho, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. (Philippians 2:6)
f we are to think the way Jesus did, how did He think about Himself? Jesus said He was equal with God. Now, God the Father and Jesus are not the same person. Although they are one in name, aim, and purpose, they are different persons. The Trinity – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – are three separate Divine persons in absolute unity.
Philippians 2:6 tells us how we are to think about our responsibility and authority while here on earth. Although Jesus has the same power as the Father, He submitted to the Father’s will. Of course, we are not God the Father, and we are not Jesus, but we should understand that it is not robbery (or not inappropriate) to think of ourselves as beings with the same authority and power as Jesus.
When the enemy shows up, we can speak against him with the same authority and power that Jesus did. When a situation happens that is against God’s Word and plan, we can and should speak against it with authority and passion because we have been given power in Jesus’s name.
We must understand our position and purpose if we are to accomplish everything God has planned for us to do. Many Christians think that humility means thinking of themselves as sinners saved by grace or as nobodies. Thinking like Jesus includes humility, but humility isn’t thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. You are not a nobody; you are a child of God.
Practical Application – Today, you will have opportunities to say faith words or fear words. Decide to think before you speak. Ask yourself, “What would a child of the King say in this situation?”
John 10:30; John 17:11