God hasn’t called us to a life of self-assurance.
But He has called us to God-assurance.
God Assurance vs. Self Assurance
Seeking to be assured of your abilities to get things done or make things happen only leads us to frustration and pain. Or we can find ourselves on that slippery slope of pride. Relying on God puts the emphasis off of us and back onto Him.
God assurance does not negate our personal responsibilities but rather positions us to have the necessary tools and abilities to get the job done.
God assurance enables us to launch our doing from a unique position of rest instead of anxiety and restlessness. Don’t allow the thief of restlessness cause you to move out of your proper position. Positioning is about preparation colliding with expectation. A lack of either of the two will cause you to be in the wrong place. Positioning is saying I don’t see it or have it yet but because I’m in expectation of it I am doing what it takes to have everything in the proper order.
Check Your Position
To be positioned to move, you must be rid of unnecessary baggage and weight. Watch your positioning!
What is the positioning of your heart?
What is the positioning of your spirit?
What is the positioning of your spiritual stance?
Is your positioning off? Are there areas that need to be realigned?
As I think about positioning, I am reminded of individuals who knew how to get in the appropriate place.
- The lady with the issue of blood had to position herself mentally before she ever got in the right position physically to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment.
for she said to herself, “If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.” Matthew 9:21 (ESV)
- Zacchaeus didn’t allow the crowds to hinder his ability to see Jesus. He devised a strategy to get himself in a good place to see Jesus. (see Luke 19:1-10)
Check your mental position. It is key to your spiritual alignment.