Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Philippians 2:5 KJV
This is the real experience of spiritual maturity – to have the mind of Christ. This goes beyond being excellent in all that you do, it goes beyond giving, beyond fasting, this does not refer to religious people and their legalism. No! this is daily maintaining peace and love in our hearts no matter the outward circumstance. This is choosing to serve and not be served.
To have this same mind that was in Christ in you also is to have a mind so filled with love that you do not think of your own pain and discomfort if it greatly benefits the family of believers. It is going the extra mile in service even when the people you do it for do not appreciate or even realize what your efforts really are for. It is living a sacrificial life not for self glorification but for purpose fulfilment.
Having the mind of Christ means we look at life from our Saviour’s point of view, having His values and desires in mind. It means to think God’s thoughts and not think as the world thinks. It is possible to think like Christ, because we have the mind of Christ!
I Declare: Today I embrace this mind that is the mind of Christ, to be a servant leader, embracing this life in selfless humility. I bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. I have the mind of Christ!
Ignite Thought: Your satisfaction should be in the fulfilment of God’s purposes not self glorification.