This is a new decade, a new year and a new opportunity for us all. The saved and unsaved. What we both have in common is we both, saved and unsaved, are in the position of getting to know the Father.
While the world wants to focus on getting, taking and having things, God wants us to focus on Him. Social media, reality television and desires of the flesh have most of us starving for attention from people and willing to do whatever it takes to get it, only to find once accomplished, the desire is still not fulfilled.
There is absolutely no loyalty among thieves. Anything attempting to steal God's glory is a thief.
Chasing after something outside or other than God will only leave you empty. In the system of the world, you can be in one day, and the next day, you are out. With the Father, you are always in. The Bible says, "Let us make man in our image." In other words, He created us in the character of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost (Gen. 1:26-28).
Chasing after the world is us putting on the character of the father of lies. We are to get to know Father God so we can transform into His character. Knowing His character is learning the character we were created in so we can operate in God's kingdom.
We are to pursue God on this earth and believe, walk, stand and operate in power on earth as it is in heaven (Matt. 6:10). Our power, favor, grace and mercy come through God. This can be challenging for most because it goes against what we see, feel and hear in the natural.
Our character is supernaturally driven. It's believing in the unseen (Heb. 11:1-6). It's giving love when you may not get it back from the person to whom you give it. It's giving to someone when you really don't have it to give. It's trusting a God you cannot see or touch in the natural. It is being in the midst of a storm or tornado and knowing God is still in control.
God's character dwells inside of us. We must trust our steps are ordered by Him and know salvation came from His Son's sacrifice (Ps. 37:23). He gave His only Son for you and me (John 3:16). Jesus walked this earth as the manifestation of the Word of God (John 1:1). He is the truth and the life (John 14:6). There is no one before Him, and there will never be anyone after Him (Isa. 43:10-11).
Webster's definition of character:
Now, we know this Scripture as the description of God's love, but how many know God is love? So, if God is love, then this Scripture describes His character:
The Bible's Description of Love
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails" (1 Cor. 13:4-8a, NIV).
Are we willing to come out of the comfort of the known to go into what we don't know? Are we willing to come out of the comfort of what we can see, touch and hear? Are we willing to be transformed into the character of God?
It can be uncomfortable, but I promise you during the process, it will be worth it. God is prepared to show you things your eyes could never see before. He has prepared experiences you never dreamed you would experience.
In this season, make the decision to get uncomfortable and watch the real you unfold. You are kingdom royalty visiting this earth (1 Pet. 2:9). In 2020, live in your inheritance on earth as it is in heaven.
Gina R. Princeis an apostle of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She has a podcast show called The Keys Against the Enemy on cpnshows.com. Connect with Gina on Instagram and Twitter @ginarprince as well as Facebook at "The Keys Against the Enemy." Visit her website at drginaprince.com.