In order to bring Heaven to Earth, we have to change the way we look at problems, viewing them as opportunities to see God for who He truly is. Heaven is laden with creative and miraculous solutions to the problems of this world.
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us…we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:12,16
Can you recall a situation where you looked at the facts and said something along the lines of “This is impossible!” Or “There’s just no way that….could work out”? Recently my parents’ overwhelming excited about an upcoming trip got drenched with disappointment when mom’s time off request at work was denied. It looked like an impossible situation. No one could switch shifts and the company just could not grant her the time off because they were already short staffed. Mom had to call my sister in tears and explain that there was just no way she could come.
You know what’s really good news in the midst of hard circumstances that do not seem to be in our favor? There are absolutely NO problems in Heaven, there are only solutions. Jesus prayed for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven (Matt. 6:10). Therefore, if God’s will is for the realities of Heaven to invade this Earth than that means that our problems are countered with supernatural solutions. Problems are merely possibilities to God, possible ways to reveal His goodness, His love, His power, and His creativity. To see our circumstances as God does we must engage our renewed minds (Romans 12:2). When we look at situations and see impossibilities, we experience hopelessness. But to see situations as possibilities completely within the capability of our loving, merciful, and powerful God fills us with hope. We experience hardship differently when we align our expectations with Heaven’s agenda. It is the will of God for supernatural solutions to invade life’s problems and bring glory to God and hope to the world.
Heaven is constantly generating new solutions to our problems. Lamentations 3:22-23 reminds that in God’s loving faithfulness “his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning.” What appeared impossible this morning can, in the spirit, look completely logical just moments later. Personally, when difficulties hit me I call them what they truly are: circumstances primed for the miraculous power of God. They are testimonies in the making. This reframes my problem and shifts me back into renewed thinking, returning my gaze to the One who creates solutions on my behalf daily.
1 Corinthians 2:16 reminds us that “we have the mind of Christ” to see clearly in the spirit, and along with it we have the authority to call down the solutions of Heaven to triumph over the plots of the evil one. Needless to say, at the 11th hour circumstances submitted to the promise of God - to work even this together for her good - and Mom was able to go on the trip. Her circumstances were primed for God to work a miracle. God used Satan’s scheme to steal away the much anticipated family time as a canvas to paint a different story, one of hope and breakthrough.
Lord thank you for refreshing me with your perspective. I praise you in advance for the solution you have already generated on my behalf. Lord I partner with you in bringing a manifestation of your breakthrough power to this Earth in the realities of my hardship. I trust you with my needs and my desires. I agree with you that every problem is a possibility for you to demonstrate your loving kindness to me and those around me. Today I ask for your creative solution to meet my circumstance in a powerful and public way so that your name is made great! As David sang in Psalms 34, your praise will forever be on my lips because I sought you and you delivered me from all my fears. Worthy are you Lord to be trusted and adored.