You’ve heard the story of Jesus over and over again. You’re familiar with it and you can tell it to anyone, however, are you applying those lessons from His life in your daily living?
Jesus Christ is our model and we are expected to live like Him. Here, I will be sharing with you some things I picked about Jesus and how it would help us really grow if we can emulate such.
Are you ready?
He didn’t start Ministry until 30
Do you think Jesus wasn’t aware of His purpose on earth? Of course, He was. But it wasn’t the time to be unveiled and so He kept going through training to prepare Him for the time.
This is to tell you that there is a time for everything. Do not rush into an assignment without adequate preparation. You’re also expected not to launch until you’ve received confirmation that it’s time.
I once learnt from a movie that “anything that is not backed up by God will eventually pack up.” If Jesus had been so eager to be seen outside, He wouldn’t have been glorified alongside God as He was. Salvation might not have been made available as well.
He was very zealous about the Kingdom
Matthew 21:12-13 — “12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, 13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.” (KJV)
He was so radical that He flipped the table. However, his zeal was targeted at injustice, taking advantage of others, unrighteousness, etc. He knew when to stand His ground and not compromise and this didn’t stop Him from relating with the people.
He received Help
All through His ministry, He was helped by Women and the disciples He called out unto Himself. Hence, as a believer, we should ask for help when it’s needed. Some things can’t be done by ourselves, learn to acknowledge that and stop living like we are superhuman.
He struggled with Death
He was sent to die for us, however, when the day came, He asked for “the Cup to pass Him, but not His will, but God’s will.”
This is to tell you that in that assignment, you will be weak, and you might be forced to give up out of frustration and pain, but in the end, if you persist, the purpose will be fulfilled. Allow God to have His way.
He was tempted by the Devil
Jesus knew the scriptures, He had just concluded a 40-day and 40-night prayer and fasting, Yet, He got tempted by the Devil. So henceforth, do not think you’re immune to temptation. Stop trying to toiling with or doing things that can make you fall. The Scripture has told us to flee.
He was a righteous man, He was tempted. So you trying to perfect your walk with God can’t be left out of the temptation. Just pray for Grace to overcome and be grounded in scripture.
He had a “shady” family tree(Background)
Remember Rahab the prostitute, David, Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 12:14), Abijah (1 Kings15:3), Judah, Jacob, Solomon?
All of the above committed a grave sins before God, yet Jesus came from such lineage. This is to tell you that God can use anyone, irrespective of their background.
He had Several Siblings
Mark 3:32-35 — “32 And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. 33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? 34 And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.” (KJV)
One would have thought those were his biological siblings, but not at all. In as much as they do God’s will, they are His family. Hence, as a believer, your family are the people in faith with you, it could be your place of fellowship on Campus, your church, etc should be considered as family.
He showed Emotions
He wept, John 11:35 — “35 Jesus wept.” (KJV). He showed compassion, Mark 1:41 — “41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.” (KJV).
Showing emotions doesn’t make you weak. So stop bottling emotions. Cry when you need to, help others when needed, speak when needed, and open up when the need arises.
After all, he was always going away all by Himself to spend time with the Father and re-energize. We are expected to do the same in our daily living, be it in our spiritual walk, career aspect, etc.
Jesus lived a great life and our life should be patterned after Him. There is no better model than Him. Henceforth, stop reading on Him for the fun part of it, open up yourself and see how these lessons can be applied to your daily life.
I hope you find this helpful and utilize the lessons here.