Kings and Self Concept
October 05, 2008
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Kings and Self Concept
Passion has roots – We talk a lot about releasing Kings into their passion. That’s easy for some and hard for others. Here’s why… before I can have passion regarding something I believe in, I have to believe in myself.
Most of us think of ourselves as “sinners saved by grace.” We detest prideful people and we’ve retreated to being God’s obedient servants. We charismatics talk a lot about praying and obeying the leading of the Holy Spirit. We just do what we’re told and we’re prone to goofing that up too. Can you see how that whole line of thinking would prevent you from being passionate or excited about your personal calling – as a servant, you don’t have one!
Let’s take it a step further; other people form their opinions of your potential primarily from the opinions you have about yourself. Others see you exactly the way you see yourself. You and I act in ways that are exactly consistent with our self concept. If you want to be a King you have to align your self-image with God’s role for you in the Kingdom. That means changing some attitudes about “self.”
The Value of People – Here’s the Kingdom reality about people that our “humble theology” deceives us from seeing. Everyone, saved or unsaved, was created in God’s image with a natural desire and ability to lead in the area of their calling or metron (Let them rule). People that are already leaders understand that every person was created to fill a need. Everyone has a unique ability that no one else has and is indispensable in bringing the kingdom to the marketplace. Because of our unique gifts and perspectives, each of us is a solution to certain problem that needs to be solved. When we help others connect with God and their Kingdom purpose another leader that can rule is born… to greatness, prosperity, power, and influence according to God’s covenant plan for us.
“I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Gen 12:2-3 NIV
The Value of Purpose and Passion – Kings don’t just obey, they “feel” the passion for what they do. It continually motivates and inspires them. They are connected with a larger plan of God that began before they arrived, continues after they are gone and is hardwired into their heart’s desire. Contrast that mentality with that average person with a job. They put in their hours, and like a slave, they play a role for their employer that starts at 8 and ends at 5. They are not connected with purpose or passion – just a paycheck. It’s selling your body in exchange for money. God has something better with an entrepreneurial ingredient and a shared vision.
People that do exploits for God aren’t the smartest, most educated, most spiritual, richest, or most charismatic. They are simply the people that have accepted God’s verdict of who they are and what they are called to do. Real humility is accepting the greatness of God’s plan for your life and implementing it in a way that blesses the most people. The war is being fought with people who know who they are.
They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings — and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” Rev 17:14 NIV
If Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, who do you think the rest of the “Kings” and “Lords” are? It’s you and I… duh! Surrender isn’t giving in to poverty and obscurity; it’s saying yes to the greatness of God’s call on your life and the resources to complete the mission. It’s your natural passion; you’ve been given the stature of King so you’ll be willing to take initiative. Here’s a little secret about initiative. Authority is 20% given and 80% taken by an enthusiastic, eager vessel who asks to get out of the boat. It’s a step beyond willing toward “bold as a lion.” Be the Lion King.
The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. Prov 28:1 NIV
If you’re waiting to obey, the Kingdom is moving on without you. It doesn’t work that way after we grow up. Servants cannot ask for “whatever” is in their heart’s desire – Kings can and do! Kings know who they are and how to use the influence and wealth God gives them to build the Kingdom and release more Kings. It’s a party out there. We need you to say “yes Lord,” to your area of dominion and rise up and join the team.
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 17 This is my command: Love each other. John 15:15-17 NIV
We all have a natural passion for greatness that is usually pushed well below the surface over our fear of pride. Becoming a King and taking dominion over your calling to bless the nations is the only legitimate way to fulfill God’s call on your life to become the hero of your dreams. Be humble enough to accept greatness – for the sake of the King.
Recommended reading – The Spirit of Leadership by Dr. Myles Monroe
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You’re invited into the vision to release Kings; communicate the message, make the money, and do the mission.
1.The Message – Our first goal is to get the Releasing Kings message into the hands of the messengers that will carry it… do it, preach it, teach it, example it.
2.The Money – The second goal is to help Kings break out of poverty by networking them with practical opportunities to prosper. We want to introduce them to the right people, the right opportunity, and the right financial approach.
3.The Mission – Network Kings with opportunities to mix business and missions. Accomplish the great commission through the marketplace.
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