“For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, the branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.” – Romans 11:16-19
There is something in agriculture that is called grafting. It implies cutting off a branch of a plant and plugging it into another plant. Therefore, the nourishment of the branch is no longer determined by the former plant but by the new plant, if it is properly grafted. The same is true about every Christian. You have been translated into the Kingdom of His dear Son. It is a Kingdom of light with unquantifiable possibilities. This is where your nourishment lies – in Christ Jesus; not your family background.
You must not be like Lot’s wife, who had been grafted into a different experience; yet was looking back until she lost her life and place in the process. If you must maximize your destiny, you must begin to look at where you belong now. Focus on the covenant provisions for your life and destiny. Set your mind on scriptural provisions. If the leaves from the former plant are yellow and the ones on the new plant are green, the branch only needs to focus on how its yellow leaves could turn green – not bothering itself with the realities of its old life. It has to focus its attention on his new realities, if not its leaves will remain yellow amidst green leaves.
Daily digest: A Christian must set his mind on scriptural provisions for ‘…as a man thinks so he is’ (Proverbs 23:7).
Prayer: Lord, help me to hear you saying, ‘I am your hope’ over all the other voices. I’m running to you with both hands stretched out and grabbing on to you. Fill me up with hope and give me a tangible reminder today that hope is an unbreakable spiritual lifetime in Jesus’ name. Amen