Attitude is Everything (Part 2)
And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own- Luke 16:12
It takes the right disposition to learn from another person. God will always pick the spirit of one person and put it on hundreds of people; such is the power of the anointing. Despite this divine provision, many are still moving from one mountain to the other, looking for their own anointing. God's principle in Luke 16 is that you can't get yours unless you are faithful in another man's own. Anointing comes by service; an acceptable service.
Elisha was ten years older than Elijah and he was richer than Elijah, yet, Elisha was called to the ministry under Elijah to pour water on the hand of a man younger than him. Though Elijah had other ministers under him, Elisha was the one serving his master directly; others could prophesy with the gifts of the spirit but Elisha served the master.
You are free from the disadvantage of experimentation if you allow yourself to be tutored. You no longer need to waste time to discover principles that have worked over and over again.
Most parents have the best interest of their children at heart, and often times parents know the best thing for their children. That is why what your spiritual parent say to you is often right. As carnivorous as the lion is, there will never be a day the lion will eat its own cub. If an ordinary animal will have the milk of kindness for its own offspring, then God, in His wisdom has placed you in a spiritual family for your protection.
If someone is your spiritual father, God has sent him to be your protection because God has put compassion in every father to protect his own children. Your spiritual father is your covering; if you despise your covering, then you will open yourself to the assault of the devil.
God gives supernatural power to parents to provide food for their children; that is what gives them authority over the child. Your father relates to you as an instructor so honour him because he has supernatural power to bless you. Do not grieve your spiritual parent or leaders. Let your attitude be right towards your covering, even if they are younger in age than you.
Incidentally, today, most children that are well-to-do have a kind of independent spirit; thinking they no longer need the blessing of their parents. No matter how rich you are, you still need protection and safety (Proverbs 30:17). Your attitude must be right to your spiritual parents. Even if you Do not have a biological father to raise you up, if only you will obey your spiritual father, then you will be guided the right way to your success. Your attitude must be right to your church.
Do not forsake the gathering of the saints in your church. Your attitude to your sub-group leaders must be right. Honour the position of whoever is set to be your leader in the church, irrespective of their age. Let your attitude be right to the people around you. While the woman of Sychar in John 4 had problem with marriage; not because of the devil or ancestral curse but because of her wrong attitude, Rebekah attracted blessing unto herself because of her right attitude.
Do not be hostile to people; even those who you see as enemies today can still be of help in the future if your attitude is right towards them. Many times, the prayer some pray today to fight the enemy is because of their wrong attitude. Embrace right disposition!
Prayer: Dear Lord, I choose to stay rooted in your vineyard, remain connected to your servant whom you have set over me to guide and serve as a covering for me and I make a commitment to be faithful in my assignment. Help me to render an acceptable service IN JESUS NAME.
Further Reading: Numbers 11:16-17, Ephesians 6:1-2
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Numbers 10:1-11:23; Mark 14:1-21; Psalm 51:1-19; Proverbs 10:31-32