SLAVE TO SERVANT TO SON

You were born to change the world. I have believed that for the entirety of my entire Christian life. I was radically saved from a lifestyle of drugs and touring over 20 years ago and have never looked back. I have strived to be one of the most devoted disciples that I could. I was into hardcore fasting and prayer, was a worship leader, and witnessed and prayed for people everywhere I went. But somehow I never saw the expression of heaven that I knew was available in the earth. Sure, I had been to some amazing church services and had some incredible encounters with God, but my results didn’t seem to match my efforts. After 10 or so years of leading worship and pursuing God in this revival type of lifestyle, God transitioned me out of worship leading and into a 7 year season of quietness. Now to someone who lived with as much fervor and gusto as I did, it seemed like God was done with me. But He was not. In fact, He was answering my prayers to become a world changer, and this is how He did it.

It seemed like God was done with me.

I burned with the passion and fire of God, but at the same time, I felt like He was far away and disapproving. I felt condemned much of the time and although I experienced His Presence in powerful ways, I always had this invisible distance and barrier between He and I. I was always trying to get Him to “come down” to where I was, but felt rejected and orphaned after many years of “pursuit” and dreaming that resulted in little change.

I began to make the transition from slave, to servant, to son.

Then, about halfway through my 7 year season of quietness, I suddenly started realizing who my Father really was. I began to make the transition from slave, to servant, to son. I realized that there wasn’t a problem with my DOING, but there was a problem with my BELIEVING. I had always agreed that God was good, but I had never BELIEVED it. I had always agreed that God fully loved and fully accepted me, but I never really BELIEVED it. Instead, I had replaced this theology with a man made one, that I had to work for His approval. I was working for Him, but not working WITH Him. After 7 years, this revival of believing culminated in a 3 day encounter with God that changed my life. It change the very fabric of my being. I even had trouble speaking for several weeks after this. I began to understand His nature and His heart for me.

Here’s the lesson in all of this.

Here’s the lesson in all of this. You were born to change the world, but you won’t do it with an improper view of who God is. God is good. He isn’t looking for a master/servant relationship, but a Father/son relationship. We have been adopted into His family and made one with His Son. Whatever the Father believes about Jesus, He believes about you. And He believes that you were born to change the world.