In the bible we read that God made man in His own image and likeness. This means all men, not just Christians!
I want us to have a look at the idea of the neutrality of man. We were not born labour or conservative, Christian or Muslim.. you were born a baby!
That baby was born into whatever dominant school of thought was prevalent. As they grew older, they were then grafted into that ideology.
As a parent we are given a clean slate. We write on that slate as the child grows up. Every child which is born, is born with the full potential to become as Godly as possible, or to become as satanic as possible. What is the potential of a human mind? It is in your hands to determine the outcome of your lives.
I guess if we had been told this at the beginning, to be as creative as possible, then we would be releasing young people to reach their full potential instead of restricting their potential and boxing in their minds by educating them only in a specific way.
Everyone is born with God-like potential which can be used for good or for bad. The question is, how do we use it?
Jesus says in Matt 6 that it is what inside which is important as that will shape the outcome.
“The eye is the lamp of the body; so if your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive], your whole body will be full of light [benefiting from God’s precepts]. 23 But if your eye is bad [spiritually blind], your whole body will be full of darkness [devoid of God’s precepts]. So if the [very] light inside you [your inner self, your heart, your conscience] is darkness, how great and terrible is that darkness!
He is again highlighting that what is inside of the man is the most important. Not what is on the outside. He says if your eye is full of light then the whole body benefits. In another place he says that it is not what goes into a man's mouth that defiles him, but what comes out of him. In the book of James, he also speaks about this principle. Saying that it is the evil thoughts inside a man produce quarrelling and wars, not what is outside of him.
Jesus says: out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
If you hang around with surgeons, you begin to speak about surgery. If you hang around with a botanist, you will begin to speak about plants. If you hang around with God, then you will begin to speak spiritual things.
Once you start to speak things, you start to create your world. The media knows this power and they are using it to their full advantage to mould and shape our thinking. In essence they are socially engineering the way a generation is thinking. By changing the way we think, they will change the way we speak and the way we act. Reality shows for example will give you a construct of what 'reality' should look like. If you start believing that and accepting that as truth, your reality will also become like that.
Whatever rules your heart and your mind will overflow into your world around you. What you say will start to set the blueprint and the pattern in place for its reality.
2 Pet 1:3 - 5
For His divine power has bestowed on us [absolutely] everything necessary for [a dynamic spiritual] life and godliness, through [d]true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has bestowed on us His precious and magnificent promises [of inexpressible value], so that by them you may escape from the immoral freedom that is in the world because of disreputable desire, and become sharers of the divine nature.
When we read what Peter wrote we can see that all things we need are in the spiritual. You can pull your business out the realm of the spiritual, you can pull your car out the spiritual etc etc. Once you understand that the spiritual is the real stuff that the world is made of. The whole process of creation starts with a thought, then turns into speech and then action and ultimately a new creation.
We need to see the truth that everything we need and everything we want is in the spiritual realm. God says he has given us everything for life and godliness. You need to look to Him and start pursuing the spiritual life so that you can start to create things from the spirit, rather than looking outside of God for the answer.
Things are conceived and grow inside like a pregnancy. Then when it is fully grown it is given birth to. Visions are born, businesses are born. That is why we have midwives - people we are sharing our vision with and who are supporting that vision to its conclusion. And when you have given birth to that child, the world will say: Wow, look at his!! Whose brain child is this?!
God can cause your world to explode. In an instant everything can change. He can open doors, connect you to the right people, give you the correct solutions. He knows that when he lifts you up, you will glorify Him and acknowledge Him as the source.