About 2600 years ago, the Ancient Greek poet, Pindar, wrote: "Become who you are by learning who you are".
What he meant was you are born with a particular make that mark you to who you are, It is who you are to the core. Some people never become who they are, they conform to the state of others and they end up wearing a mask that hides their true nature.
Become who you are by divine direction.
Who are we in Christ? What is our identity in Christ?
Ephesians 2:10 ASV
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them.”
Afore means before you were here on earth, He knew that you were going to be here, we were created in Christ Jesus for good works not for Christ. The good works were long prepared, that we should work in them.
Philippians 1:6 ASV
“being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ:”
This is the 2nd scripture showing us God prepared us for good works, for good things only. He who began a good work in you, the one who have made us in Christ made us for good work, He will perfect it.
Bible reading: Ephesians 1: 9-14
Revealing the mystery of His will to sum up all things in Christ through all generations to time immemorial. He worketh ALL things, not some things. The Holy Spirit sealed us to be possessors of things in heaven and on earth. All things, physicals, spiritual m emotional or otherwise.
Three fundamentals of the foundation of Gaining mastery.
Everyone needs to be born again, you need to be saved to be a partaker of all things. It is your gate entrance to this glorious Kingdom of God.
2: Baptism in water
We are identifying ourselves with the death of Jesus Christ and Him being raised up again. The old nature does not automatically leave us until we are immersed in water, baptized in water. Just as Jesus has been raised again to a new creature, when we come out of the water we are rising together with Christ. We are talking about the correct way of being baptized, to be submerged in water, once, in the name of the father, the son and the Holy Spirit. When you receive Christ, you believe and confess with your mouth you complete it by water baptism. Lack of proper baptism, causes the old nature not to leave you. If you were not baptized correctly, talk to the Pastors and get baptized as soon as yesterday.
Those are the foundations of gaining mastery in life.
3: Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Jesus said I am going to send you a comforter (John 14:26)
The Holy Spirit was going to give us direction, to search the mind of God. To go before the father and groaning on our behalf knowing the things we are facing here on earth. Again it's a full baptism, not partial baptism. When you enter an unheated pool after a long time, that shivering due to change in atmosphere is bound to happen. We are supposed to physically witness you being baptized in the Holy Ghost, you can easily shiver because the atmosphere has changed from the physical to the spiritual. When the power of the Holy Spirit has filled you, you feel it, the person next to you sees it.
He comes to seal our inheritance. Like a rubber stamp saying there is no weapon formed against the individual that will prosper.
Once you have those three and you are fully aware that you are a child of God, these are just fundamentals, not walking in the kingdom, it's a process.
Isaiah 55:8 ASV
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah.”
This means you can be as intelligent as the best student at Harvard University but still your thoughts will be far from the thoughts of God. You can be a professor, with lots of theses to your name yet your thoughts are not God's thoughts. You can be like a GPS, giving direction to everyone, giving them ideas, how to dress properly, how to live with your neighbors, how to be a good church member, but your ways are not my ways, says the Lord. This means we need to be humble enough to subject ourselves to the one who knows the direction.
Vision in today's world, everybody has got a set of what they want to achieve, individuals have got visions, companies, corporates have visions.
Vision is the unfolding of God's master plan.
Direction is the steps you need to take to get to where your vision got to take you. Many of us refuse to submit ourselves under the directorship of the Holy Spirit, we drive where we want to go, in the opposite direction. When are you going to get there when you are going your own way. Some of us are fast drivers in life. We chase our goals and visions but no matter how fast we go in the wrong direction in our own ways not Gods ways, how long is it going to take us to get to our rightful destination?
The direction of the Holy Ghost is not temporary, it's a life time companion. We cannot afford not to have the lifetime direction. Even a day without the direction of the Holy Spirit you will be doomed. Divine direction brings perfect timed deals, just on the time. Not directed by JSE, or the economy. We are talking about having a quiet time with God and enquire of God about your life, which direction to take.
The hard work of a foolish person makes everyone work so tired of you. That's toiling, it's a curse. Working very hard but come month end nothing to show for it.
Isaiah 48:17 ASV
“Thus saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am Jehovah thy God, who teacheth thee to profit, who leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.”
Who is guiding you by the way in which you are going? Is the Holy Spirit part of the team? Mentorship is good but only one master plan in your life. Subject yourself to the God the father, the son and the Holy Spirit through the reading of the word. Do not rely on a physical mentor. How much money are you going to lose through bad mentorship, believe in God. The devil causes us to be blinded to the power of God, to what God is capable of doing. Even when the disciples had witnessed Jesus feeding 5000, 4000 people, they were still doubting his capability to feed them.
Never talk on your shortages to anyone. Drop the slavery mentality we inherited from our ancestors who sold to slavery for spices. Believe more to the one who have the heavens and the earth and all the things in them. Why are you talking about your poverty, your lack , refuse to become a pity party for people. Don't talk amongst yourselves because none of you has a solution. Only God has a solution, seek ye first the Kingdom of God. Have faith in the one who is able, that's Jesus himself. "I was young and now am old I know God give good things, ALL good things
Romans 8:14 ASV
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”
Speaking in tongues is a sign that you have been baptized by the Holy Ghost, to charge our inner beings. Don't end at just speaking in tongues. Be willing to be led by the Spirit of God. Gain mastery through divine direction. Only the Holy Ghost will not lie and get you lost.
Bible reading: Isaiah 45:1-3 ASV
God himself is promising to go ahead of us and make crooked paths straight. All is settled but the war is in the mind, pulling down strongholds, the will of man against the will of God. When you submit yourself to the divine direction of the Holy Ghost, he will give you the hidden riches of secret places that you may know that he is Lord.
Matthew 4:19 ASV
“And he saith unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
He was putting the disciples in an order of him leading and them following. Jesus said follow me and I will make you who God destinies you to be. Like Joseph, he did the impossible , interpreting Pharaohs dream to save the whole nation. From prison to palace. Who has God destined you to be?
Bible Reading Psalms 23:1-6 ASV
If your mentor is your shepherd , you will lack. Only when Jehovah is your shepherd, you will not lack. There is no way you will go wrong when God is your shepherd. When you are led by God, enemies do not matter. They are not part of the equation, there is no time to pay attention to them. Be ready to feast, to prosper and get to your destination in the presence of your enemies. There is too much confidence when you know the Holy Ghost is giving you direction. God directed Moses and he became a name, the whole nation would bow down to hear what God was saying. If God could lead Moses to the top, how can he not lead you? In your business and raise you on high. Nothing is impossible .
The Holy Spirit inspires you. The Holy Spirit gives you supernatural ideas to master your life. Ask the Holy Spirit to inspire you.