I never knew using microwaves could be more complicated as it looks.
The first few months after buying my microwave I defrosted refrigerated food by removing it from the fridge and putting it in a bowl full of water.
Then microwaved it afterwards. Lame right? I didn’t know better.
One day while visiting a neighbour I discovered I could defrost my food faster and microwave it almost immediately.
Since we didn’t use the same make of microwave I had to search for the manual of my microwave and read up what my new machine could do.
I discovered my machine could do more than defrosting and microwaving food.
Call me stupid if you like but I acted like most people – assuming I knew all about something I didn’t create.
And this same problem happens to most Christians.
I once heard a preacher say “Christians are superhuman”.
It didn’t make sense. I guessed, at that time, he didn’t know what it means to be superhuman.
Consider Batman, Superman, wonder woman, Aquaman and of course Spiderman.
These guys are superhuman because marvel pictures have convinced us to believe so.
But saying Christians are superhuman felt like an insult to me.
I had money, emotional and other human issues that I felt I couldn’t control, yet this man dared to claim Christians are superhuman.
Unfortunately for me, I was wrong and he was right.
He already read and believed the designers manual and understood from scriptures that if you are a Christian you are superhuman.
But if you are like me at that time and haven’t considered the manufacturers manual, “THE HOLY BIBLE”, you are most likely not functioning optimally.
And this is where the challenge comes for you.
You might consider you know all there is to know about your life and what you have to do about all the problems in your life. You are wrong. There is more to know and believe.
You need to read the manual – Holy Bible – to find out who you are.
Consider what the psalmist said in Psalms 82.
God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
I have said, Ye are gods, and all of you are children of the most High.
But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
You are all gods!
Did you see that? You are a god!
If you are into Greek mythology you know how invincible those false gods felt.
They live the way they want and do whatever they like. Everything they will ever need is at their disposal.
And the psalmist said, “you are a god”.
Unlike the gods of the greek that is false, you have the true identity of a god. Because you are the offering of the creator God himself.
Knowing this opens you up to the truth that all Christians are superhuman.
The problem is only that you find it hard to believe this truth.
This takes me to the story my Father told me almost 50 times before he passed.
The story is about a hunter that went hunting on the top of a mountain and came back with the egg of an eagle.
Because he knew the source of the egg, he decided to put the egg under a hen that was incubating her eggs at the time.
The egg hatched an eagle and dwelt amongst chicken.
As time passed the eagle will look up and see other birds, including eagles flying and something inside him, knew he was meant to fly.
But because he had lived, fed and played like a chicken, his environment limited him.
Until one day he decided to dry flying to the roof of the hunter’s hut.
The eagle did this for some time and noticed that getting to the roof was easier and faster for him compared to other birds around him.
One day against all odds he tried flying to the top a tree. He soon discovered that was also so easy for him.
And eventually, he took off and became who his creator made him.
Like this eagle, all Christians are created soar. Christians are superhuman but only a few know it.
You may be asking, how am supposed to live this life?
What must I do to live the life God created for me to live?
It all comes back to reading the owners manual.
Remember that I didn’t believe the preacher when he said all Christians are superhuman.
I didn’t believe because I didn’t know better.
And I don’t claim to be living the superhuman Christian life at the moment.
But what I know is that I have started reading the manual to know what the Father made for me.
Consider some of the promise of the Father to you-
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. John 14:26 NKJV
You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. John 15:16 NKJV
And there is more. You have to open the manual to find out for yourself.
There was a part of the eagle’s story that made him almost discouraged to become who he is.
The chicken around him discouraged him from his search for who he is.
They tried to convince him that he is a chicken. Yet the voice inside never stopped telling him he was more.
You live in a world where there is so much unbelief.
A system is already in place to make your life normal adaptive to the environment you find yourself.
And anytime you try to go against the system, the chickens around you would try to talk you out of it.
This is in no way belittling anyone. But there are some people who would not believe the psalmist, though they are Christians.
They have a limited mentality of who they are and who the Father created them to be.
Every Christian who dared to followed the God-nature in them are criticised by those who don’t know who they are.
Don’t stand in the band of those who talk about others.
Be part of those who are taking the stand for their Lord and living the life they have been called to live.
How then can you start living this life?
Start by going back to the manual.
You can listen to people preach about the Word and that is very good.
Yet you want the writer of the manual to open your eyes to see what He put there for you.
Consciously spend time in the manual and find out what the Father did and is still doing for you at the moment.
Only then will the phrase, Christians are superhuman, become a reality to you.
Thank you for reading!
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