By John Filler
Realigning Your World
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
Romans 12:2 (TPT)
Have you ever felt out of alignment—either physically, emotionally, or spiritually? When you’re out of alignment, often it’s accompanied by pain.
If you ever have had the opportunity to use an inversion table, within just a few minutes, you are aligned and vertebrae are decompressed. It’s an amazing “quick fix”, as your ankles are strapped while laying on the table and it’s turned upside down. Sometimes you and I need to see things from a different perspective. My grandkids love hanging upside down, from trees, from swings or from my arms. They see their world from a different view.
Often, when your world seems upside down, it’s good to take a moment, lean in and see from a different angle. Listen, not all that is chaotic is your enemy at work. It’s time that we stop giving the adversary any more glory than he’s already getting from our words and actions. Your Creator is so good at turning things upside down once in awhile, to gain our attention and realign our way. I like to call it, “Holy Chaos”! Again, it’s often those times that look dark and ominous, which are really for the aligning and exposing of who you really are.
It’s happening now! All of creation is being realigned and it’s bringing order to everything, not without challenge. Humanity, the greatest of all His creative works, is not exempt.
Many of us are ignorant that our lives are misaligned.
We are quick to blame forces outside of ourselves, the circumstances, people, the church, government, and too often, the enemy—for what isn’t working in our lives, but more often, we allow our lives to become misaligned because of socialization.
We often defer to our relational constellation, the people we hang around, and how we were brought up to determine how high we fly.
If you want to change the flock you fly with, you must first change yourself.
The truth is, when you change, everybody and everything around you must adjust to accommodate your growth and progress. Don’t wait for people or circumstances to get into alignment with your hopes and dreams; align yourself, first.
Could things be the way they are because YOU are the way you are?
What one thing can YOU change that can change everything?
*You can change the way you think.
*You can change your expectations.
Yahweh is wanting your mountain of influence to impact a multitude of people. There’s only one you! There’s only one scroll written about your life. (Psalm 139:16)
Does that change your thinking about what’s possible?
God is wanting to increase your influence wherever He has positioned you. He is actively providing you with opportunities to increase your network. I encourage you to leverage these opportunities, because when your network increases, so does your net worth.
Take a look at Genesis 48:15,16 where Jacob laid hands on his grandson Ephraim. Jacob was not only laying hands on him so he could prophesy over him and transfer an anointing, but to bring alignment to his mind.
When hands are laid on you, it’s not just about what Papa is going to do for you, but it’s also about what He is aligning you to.
Whenever hands are laid upon someone, it means God is inviting them to cooperate with a “mantle adjustment”. Adjusting your spiritual mantle requires a re-alignment.
In other words, there is an adjustment of perception or “alignment of the mind” taking place—a mental adjustment.
When it comes to God bringing alignment so you can grow and increase in your life, ministry or business, it means you will have to change the way you think—you will have to change your mind.
And when you change, the culture will have to change—procedures and precedents will have to change—even though your brain will still want to do the same thing the same way.
Do the same, get the same. Do different, get different.
God wants to rewire your mind so you think thoughts that will enable you to maximize your potential.
Papa wants to reset your mind!
When Jacob lays hands on Ephraim and Manasseh, it gives God an opportunity to reset their thought processes.
Jacob releases a blessing and prophesies:
Jacob was not only releasing a blessing, but he was transferring influence.
The name and the anointing Yahweh placed on Abraham that made him influential and wealthy, was being transferred.
Jacob was saying, “How God transformed my life, I’m transferring that to you. You are going to think differently. You are going to think like a powerful and wealthy person of influence.”
Many of us don’t leave the realm Papa sets us free from because we’re afraid of what people are going to say.
I say, give people something to talk about!
I used to have an elderly friend who was one of those who prayed for Ruth and I for many years. This woman was in her 80’s then, and completely, all in, out of the box! She had more faith than anyone I had ever met, up to that point.
I say that about her to say this; she would say to me, “John, the problem with most of the Church is, that people don’t believe what the Bible says about them.....literally! We have unbelieving, believers!”
You may be one of those that she was talking about and you really want to believe.
It starts with a flexible mentality….a shifting of mindsets.
Your internal reality will express itself externally based on the reality you experience.
Whatever the realities are in your life, don’t try to fix your circumstances, lean into His alignment; fix your thoughts!
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”
Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV)
Yahweh has dropped His plumb line of love into all of creation. This is a realignment for the “restoration of all things”, to His original design and the eternal purposes of His heart.
Let’s do this and help Him realign our worlds!