Are you so blind as to underestimate and belittle and trifle (not give due respect and honor to) the wealth (value) of His kindness and embrace. Are you so ignorant of the fact that God’s Kindness is intended to lead you to repent. Romans 2:4
Repent: A radical mind shift, to realize God’s thoughts towards us, together with God’s mind. Metanoia, meta=together with, nous=mind
His kindness alone, produces the mind change. Any thinking that says we produce the mind change in ourselves is ignorant and arrogant, that’s what Romans 2:4 is saying. This is exactly the mindset the Pharisees had that were being addressed in this passage. They saw themselves as high and mighty, judging others as beneath them due to their intellectual knowledge and birth rights. They disregarded God’s Kindness, Goodness and Grace. They knew the word but they didn’t even recognize “The Word” standing before them. To know Him is to love Him, relationship always surpasses knowledge.
I was standing and worshipping the Lord on an event I was serving on last week when a heaviness came upon me. I asked Daddy what is this and He said it is Holy Reverence. I realized that I revere God and have Holy Reverence for Him when I see that it is only by His Hands I have my freedom. When I recognize and give thanks that nothing I do can bring this forth. My work is only to believe His truths, that it is He, not I, that changes me. It is He, not I, that frees me from my wrong thinking. It is He, not I, that renews my mind. It is He, not I, that saved me.
Somewhere along the line I began to believe that all these things were up to me to fulfill. I tried to renew my mind, I tried to free myself from my wrong thinking, I tried to earn my salvation, somewhere my thinking switched from Him being the one that does the great work to me being the one that was responsible for this. At the time I didn’t realize how prideful, how disregarding, how belittling this thinking was of the very one my heart so loves. The very one I was so desperately seeking to please, I already was pleasing and it was not because of anything I had done. I’m so thankful that he never gives up on us, he never stops pursuing us, he never stops leading us into His greater still. I’m thankful that for those who Seek First His Kingdom, His ways, His truths he shows us it isn’t about us, it’s all about Him.
He lead me to new thinking, he lead me to confess. Confess means to say the same thing as, in order to say the same thing as Him we have to know what he says about us. If you don’t know ask Him, look in His word at His promises for you, know what does Daddy say about you. Then look, does it line up with what you think and really believe about yourself? Are you trying to attain it on your own, disregarding his kindness and free gift.
Daddy says you are Righteous, Holy, Justified, Forgiven, Sealed, Delivered, Anointed, Secure, Set Apart, Daughter/Son. Don’t take my word for it, it’s all there for you to find in His Word, but I bet if you ask him, he will give you a list of beautiful words He says you are, cherish those, hold onto those, claim those.
Finally, I would ask you, is your focus on who He says you are or who you think you are? Is your focus on what he did for you, or what you think you need to do to attain His blessings, His favor, and gifts in your life. If you can not yet accept who he says you are, do not feel guilty, do not beat yourself up. Be of good cheer because it is He not you that will change your thoughts, He who began the good work will complete it. There is no you in that factor. Maybe it’s time you allow him to work a radical mind shift in you today, he is a gentleman waiting for your invitation. Will you invite him, will you have the courage to hear what he wants to show you? After he shows you, you have a choice to BELIEVE IT, (Repent: A Radical mind shift, to realize God’s thoughts towards you!) or to reject it (Unbelief/Sin).
Will you repent today and allow yourself to Believe you are All He Says you Are!