Reigning as kings: The kingly mindset and attitudes – Part 13
Our redemption in Christ conferred on us rights and responsibilities as Priests and Kings. Those with the kingly disposition operate from a mindset. The kingly mindset affects their attitudes and values. David is an example of someone with a kingly mentality.
It was Charles Swindoll who said, “Attitude is every thing.” Those with the kingly mindset have the attitudes of Champions, Conquerors and Overcomers.“Attitude is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, money, circumstances, than failures and success, than what other people think, say, or do. …The only thing I can change is attitude. Life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it.”
How does one with a kingly mindset operate? What are his attitudes?
One with a kingly mindset is confident. To be confident is different from arrogance. The confidence of a king is from the knowledge that he is a child of God and has the Spirit of Christ in him. The Spirit of Christ is bold but gentle.
One with a kingly mindset is courageous and not timid. Courage is not the absence of fear but the ability to stand up for one’s right. It is the ability to face challenges squarely when they arise.
One with a kingly mindset believes that with God all things are possible. Though David was a teenager, yet he saw through the intimidation of Goliath. He refused to be afflicted with the fear and discouragement that paralyzed the army of Israel led by Saul.
One with a kingly mindset believes in the invisible and sees the invisible. Hebrews 11:27, says Moses endued hardship because he saw “him who was invisible.” The same could be said of David. He saw through the facade and smokescreen of Goliath and believed that Jehovah, the Lord of Host was with him and would give him victory over Goliath (1 Sam.17).
One with a kingly mindset believes in the supernatural. David believed that he could defeat Goliath and the Philistines only by the power of God. He invoked the power of the Supernatural as he approached to confront Goliath.
One with the kingly mindset believes in the Scriptures and the promises of God. David believed and confessed the promises of God. Psalm 23 is a kingly confession in the Lordship of the eternal Shepherd.
One with the kingly mindset operates in the will of God. David hardly went to war without seeking the mind of God. His constant appeal to God to know his mind set him out from other kings.
One with a kingly mindset sees setbacks as temporary and not permanent failure. He climbs the ladder of setbacks and disappointments as a stepping stone to higher ground. When David experienced a setback at Ziglag, he did not give up. Even when his volunteers thought of stoning him, he encouraged himself in the Lord. Thereafter, he went after the Amalekites to recover everything they had taken away from his camp (1 Samuel 30).
One with a kingly mindset is Spirit-led; he stays within the boundaries of the Holy Spirit. He acknowledges the Holy Spirit as his guide. David cried bitterly to God thus, “Cast me not away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from me.” (Psalm 51:11).One with a kingly mentality believes that he is more than conquerors. Paul said, “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37). Those with the kingly mindset are kingdom minded. (Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org).
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