Walk with the King Revisited

2 May

It’s hard to believe three weeks have passed since I posted Walk with the King. I don’t know about you, but I have been trying to follow my exhortation, and it has made a difference. At least there has been a change in me. Because of it, I want to ask your help on something. But before I do, let me explain what I’ve noticed since that blog.

I have identified four key words in my internal shift: confidence, freedom, purpose, and peace.

Confidence:
After all my years on earth and in positions of leadership, I realized the depth of truth in saying I don’t need to worry about messing up. The all-wise God in me rejected any feelings of inferiority. I could stand tall in my identity in Christ.

Freedom:
The increased confidence and the truth it is based on gave me greater freedom. Even if I would make a mistake, my identity is secure. I am His; He is mine. I’m in Him; He’s in me. He loves me no matter what. What others think of me is immaterial. I can’t explain how applying the simple phrase everywhere I went made these old truths more real. I can only say it did.

Purpose:
I don’t know what I expected to happen when I took my eyes off my mission and put it upon God’s purpose. I didn’t anticipate even more freedom. By mission, I am talking about going to the store to pick up that gallon of milk my wife sent me for. Stopping to get gas for the lawn mower. Taking care of the little ones while the wife runs a quick errand. Any goal or project before me that demands attention. I discovered the perfect form of multitasking. These other things can easily be done along the way of fulfilling God’s purpose.

Peace:
Isaiah 26:3 explains this discovery the best. “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you (NASB). Confidence, freedom, and sense of purpose ushered in additional peace. That in turn bolstered confidence which fed into more freedom and purpose.

Have you a story?
I hope you took me up on the challenge. I would like to hear from you what you experienced. As the blog tagline says, my purpose in it is to support positive change. How excellent it is to support one another as we share our own stories.

I Want Your Help:
Now, the thing I want your help on: I want to have my own sign-off along the lines of Dr. Cook’s. I can’t steal his, but I believe there is a short way to express my emphasis. Help me turn this thought into a simple catchphrase:

Because He is always with me because he is in me, He enters every room I enter. My reason for being there is one thing, but remember He has a purpose He wants to accomplish through me.

I look forward to hearing from you, either sharing your experiences or help on my phrase (or both). That’s where the second part of Cook’s phrase comes to play: Be a Blessing.

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2 Responses to “Walk with the King Revisited”

  1. Tami Myer at 12:04 pm #

    What joy and fruitfulness come as we learn to “abide”!

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  2. TLC at 8:56 pm #

    I in Him, He in me, remember what He wants is three!
    (Sorry I tried to avoid the rhyme.) We always want it to be us and/or him but God has a purpose for us being there – life to life contact. Thank you for your vulnerability, Charles!

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