To possess without being possessive requires us to break-away from sinful conditioning. Do you love someone so much that you get uncomfortable about their talking with or being around people you don’t like? That’s not Godly love. That’s still the old nature trying to corrupt your heart.
It’s actually a faithless lifestyle where you aren’t resting in God watching over them but fearing the worst possible outcome.
The non believers hold on to their families as if they are protecting one another. Believers have begun doing it too. They are afraid something will happen. Or afraid he or she’ll will bring the “family name” down. We cannot stop someone from pursuing their heart by our own wisdom or strength. There is a limit to how much we can do for others, including our own.
To possess without being possessive requires Godly Love
No one can save anyone. Only Jesus. No one can escape the trials and temptations that must come to test Christ in them.
The best way to be possessive about anyone is by loving Jesus, and telling them about the one true love found in Jesus alone. We need to be possessive about God’s word in our lives. When we live the life God has called us to live, we become a standard for those in our families to emulate or learn from.
Jacob was possessive about Joseph. He tried keeping Joseph close to him only to lose him for 20 years. Then later Benjamin. Both had to go through their trials and temptations to come out blessed. Jacob was a man of God, though distraught, he eventually not only got his sons back but was greatly blessed.
The Heavenly Father sent Jesus into a terrible horrible world to be an example. It pleased Him to bruise His own son. God could have decided to not let Jesus be tortured and suffer such agony. Yet, God’s love for us was so unique that He was willing to suffer for us so He could have us for Himself forever.
Let’s look at Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. He will give us our victory daily. Prepare for the day of Christ; Maranatha, Praise God and Amen.
Used with permission from Nehemiah Zion.