I am currently reading “Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyer and trust me, this is not the first nor will it be the last! One chapter was titled “Jesus as an Example”. She said, “Jesus suffered silently without complaint, trusting God no matter how things looked. He remained the same in every situation.” 1 Peter 2:21-23 confirms her words by saying, “He suffered everything that came His way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it step by step. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right.” I will refer to Jesus as the Constant Variable.
Wikipedia describes a variable as associated with a value that my be changed. In scientific studies, variables can either be independent (changed by the scientist), dependent (responds based on the independent), or controlled (does not change/constant). I seem to fall into the ones I don’t want to be in. I want to be more like Him, the Constant Variable.
Thinking and taking pride in being ‘independent’, just like the variable, I can be easily moved by the world and my past. My actions, the dependent variable, respond based on the day’s events. I may get angry. I may be short with a response. I can easily be offended and wounded! This typically happens when I am mentally and or physically tired. I know that I am not fully equipped to handle the day. To be equipped, I must spend more time seeking God and praying. Isaiah 54:12 says, You’ll be built solid, grounded in righteousness, far from any trouble with nothing to fear!” I highly anticipate the day, when I will be grounded, rock solid, and unmoved by the fallen world. Thank you Jesus for providing this awesome revelation for it is Your words that I have written and Your message that I convey to the world and myself.
Love in Christ,