I understand that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. And according to the “quote investigator,” these words are usually credited to the acclaimed genius Albert Einstein; but with no substantive evidence that Einstein wrote or spoke the statement at all. Well let’s say this regardless. If Mr. Einstein was indeed the one who first said it, then the statement is just another thing of genius, to come from the genius, that we will always know him to be. I do know that the definition of insanity as stated above is true. I witness members of the Body of Christ doing the same thing over and over again, regardless of the situation, and they actually expect to have a different result. We usually ask God, even unto the Father, for something that is a hard thing for us to bring to pass; and therefore, us do not bring it to pass. Why do we ask Father for something that we can not do anyway? If we could have done the thing that we ask him to do, then we wouldn’t be asking him to do it. Man, or woman, I am so glad that I have some very smart readers, or they would have been lost already. Oh yeah, I read the profile of everyone who honors me with a follow: most of my followers have more degrees, and certs than I do; and I do have a little bit. I appreciate you for allowing my gift to make room for me, for my gift and I are always ready to keep sanity alive. I don’t know how to do the same thing over and over again as I follow the Father. When He does that in which He does, it’s never the same thing over and over anyway; and therefore, not only will I expect a different result, but I will receive a different result.
Here’s the thing that my upper level readers realize immediately; and that is walking with God, even unto the Father, is all about perspective. Of course, the upper level readers would know to themselves, we come to the Father because we can not do what needs to be done. They already know, that if they all have two strong legs and two feet that can be walked on, they are not going to ask the Father to help them cross a one hundred feet long calm stream that is one feet deep. In perspective, all should know that us, ourselves, and we can cross that stream without calling on God. We all just know that. Now here is what is done by others to bring on the insanity of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. So now comes the time to cross a three hundred feet long rough river that is ten feet deep in some places. What is the perspective here? It’s insanity, and here’s the reason why. They would not change their perspective from the stream to the river: they saw both the stream, and the river as something that they had to cross. So they went to cross the river as they had crossed the stream, in their own power; and they got the same results as they did from when they cross the stream in their own power: they got the best that they could from their own power. Now they did not get across the river as they did the stream, but they did get the best as they could from their own power as they did from the stream. This result became the way of life for them, as they became use to getting the best as they could from their own power. There are many things that we can get life from using our own power, but there are many things that we can only get the abundant life we need by using His power. This way of life becomes an insanity to many because they never changed their perspective from receiving from their own power, unto where they would receive from the power of God. They kept the perspective to do the things too hard for them in their own power, and thereby, keeping the insanity going over and over again. We could come close to changing most of our faith operations to “got started, halfway there, and almost,” since many of the faith operations as a whole remain unfinished: Insanity. We need to change our perspective from our own power, and put the perspective on God’s power: It’s Time To Ask Father A Hard Thing.
So how can we start asking Father a hard thing just by changing our perspective? It’s easy. Just ask the Father to take care of your hard business, and not take on more than you can bear. My thirteen year old son wouldn’t try to buy the Xbox series X console simply because he had once purchased one controller out of his own money. He kept things in perspective, and came to the father expecting things to be different than if he had tried to handled a hard thing himself. It really would be insane for my son at his current age to really think that he could go online with his small teen debit card, and really pay for an Xbox series X. He knows that father is in the midst with all power in his hand to bring to pass that in which he hoped for, but because he successfully paid for a controller, yippee, he is now ready to take on that in which only father can do, yeah right. So members of the Body of Christ, do the light weight stuff that you should do, but don’t go trying to do the heavy lifting because you have the wrong perspective. We can’t just say it loud, ” God is going to do this for me,” and it just happens. I know that even a broken clock gets it right twice a day, but we are not broken clocks. We are living beings of another world, just living here by the dock of earth’s bay, hoping not to let time roll away. lol. There I go again. I thought I had made it almost. See, there go that almost stuff again. Ok, I am going to pick up here in tomorrow’s post entitled, “It’s Time To Ask Father A Hard Thing II,” and show how to make sure that our perspective is the same as it is with the Father. And we will see how to do what we need to do when, “It’s Time To Ask Father A Hard Thing.”
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.