Part of the sanctification process that God the Father would like to start with each and everyone of us is to make sure that our minds get properly renewed according the knowledge and revelation that is in His Word. In other words, we have to learn how to develop right thinking in our minds and in our thought process.
In order to get our minds properly renewed where we can start thinking right about things, the Holy Spirit will be moving very strongly to put in what He does want you to be thinking right about, and taking out what He does not want you to be thinking about.
One of the very first areas that you will really need to get a grip on in this area is to learn that God the Father is no respecter of persons.
What this means is that every single man and woman He has ever created is on an equal footing with Him.
What this means is that He has an equal and unconditional love for each person He has ever created and He is not going to be playing favorites with anyone.
As you will see in the Scripture verses I will list below, they are all telling us that God the Father is no respecter of persons and that He will not be showing any type of partiality or favoritism to anyone.
What this means is that God will work with each person who will properly come to Him with the same amount of intensity and to the same degree that He will work with anyone else. In other words, there will be equal treatment for everyone!
This means we will all have an equal chance to be able enter into God’s perfect plan and destiny for our lives – and then allow Him to build that life up and take it into the specific directions that He will want to take it in.
Part of the problem in this area is that the Body of Christ is divided into one of two main camps. In the one camp is the Christian who has fully surrendered his entire life over to the Lord and is willing to enter into God’s perfect plan and destiny for his life.
As a result of making this kind of full surrender to the Lord, God is now working and building up this person’s life to its maximum capabilities and possibilities in this life. This fully surrendered Christian has a very active and powerful walk with the Lord as a result of being willing to come into this full surrender with the Him.
And then you have the second camp, which is where I believe most Christians are living in today – and that is out of the perfect will of God for their lives.
In other words, they have never made that full surrender with the Lord where He would be the One to fully guide and direct their lives into the specific directions that He would want it to go in.
As a result of this extreme contrast between these two camps, you have Christians who are walking in this second camp, which is out of the perfect will of God for their lives, wondering why the fully surrendered Christian is getting all of the good activity and blessings in their lives and they are not getting anywhere in their lives with the Lord.
The fully surrendered Christians have meaning and purpose in their lives. They know where they are going with the Lord and they now have God’s anointing, blessing, and favor operating in their lives so they can make it to the tops of the mountains God is asking them to climb for Him.
And all of this positive activity is being brought into their lives as a result of being willing to fully surrender their entire lives over to God the Father for His direction and handling.
The Christians who are living and walking in the second camp are calling all of their own shots and running all of their own shows, and many of them are getting absolutely nowhere in this life as a result of trying to do all of this on their own.
In the Bible basics section of our site, we have another article titled, “The Full Surrender.”
In this article, I give you all of the main verses from the Bible that is telling us that there is only one way for each and every Christian to live this life – and that is operating under a full and complete surrender with the Lord, where He will now be the One to guide and lead your life in the direction that He will want it to go in.
As a result of this kind of divide in the Body of Christ, you have many Christians who are in this second camp being very jealous and envious of all of the good works and fruit that the fully surrendered Christian is producing for the Lord.
But instead of trying to see the truth as to why these fully surrendered Christians are getting this kind of blessed activity with the Lord in the first place, they start getting mad at God and start accusing Him of playing favorites with a certain amount of His people, much like what siblings will do with their own natural parents if they think one of the other siblings is getting preferential treatment from one or both of the parents.
The Bible says that the truth will set you free, but you first have to be willing to see what that truth is and then fully understand it before it can start to work to set you free.
If you are not willing to see that fully surrendered Christians are receiving this kind of blessed and meaningful life from the Lord all as a result of making this full surrender with Him – then you will continue to stay stuck and grounded right where you are at, and you will continue to throw pity parties and blame everyone else for your miserable and unproductive life, including God Himself.
Bottom line – because the Bible tells us so – God the Father is no respecter of persons, and He will not be showing any type of partiality or favoritism to any man or any woman He has ever created.
What this means is that you will have no excuse on your day of judgment with the Lord as to why you did not have a more blessed, active, productive, and fruitful life for Him while living down here on this earth.
You will have nobody to blame but yourself if you have chosen with your own free will to run your own life and call all of your own shots rather than turning your entire life over to God the Father for His direction and handling.
Now here are 4 very powerful and profound verses from the Bible that is giving us this powerful revelation from the Lord. The first verse is from the Original King James Version.
This will be the verse that will give you the specific wording that God the Father is no respecter of persons. The other three verses are from the New King James Version.
- “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with Him.” (Acts 10:34)
- “… God shows no personal favoritism to no man ….” (Galatians 2:6)
- “For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.” (Deuteronomy 10:17)
- “And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work … ” (1 Peter 1:17)
As Christians, we all need to grab a hold of the profound revelation that is being given to us in these four verses.
Think of what God is trying to tell all of us with this revelation – that every single one of us, with no exceptions, can be treated equally and fairly with the Lord in how He will handle our lives – but only if we are willing to enter into this full surrender with Him where He will now be the One to control and lead our lives in the direction that He will want them to go in.
If you are willing to enter into this full surrender with the Lord, He will now handle both you and what He wants to do with your life with the same amount of care, love, compassion, and intensity as He would with any other fully surrendered Christian.
There are no exceptions to this revelation.
There is an equal amount of unconditional love, support, and guidance from God the Father for every single Christian who is willing to enter into this full surrender with Him.
This means that every single Christian has an equal chance and an equal window to become everything that God is calling them to become in Him in this life – and to fully achieve everything that He is wanting them to accomplish in this life.
This particular revelation is so powerful from the Lord, that I have chosen to put this article in the Sanctification section of our site.
This revelation has to be believed on, grounded on, and acted on. This revelation has to become a permanent part of your right thinking.
If you will not believe that God will treat everyone fairly and justly in this realm of the full surrender – then you will never make it to the top of whatever mountain God is calling you to climb for Him in this life.
In addition to the Christians who steadfastly and stubbornly refuse to commit and surrender their entire lives over to the Lord for His full handling – you then have many Christians who have made this full surrender with the Lord, but they are still continuing to remain stuck and grounded in their personal walks with the Lord.
And the reason some of these fully surrendered Christians are remaining grounded and stuck in their walk and calls with the Lord is because they have never been able to get over the mental hurdle of being able to believe in the revelation that is being given to us in these four verses in that God the Father is no respecter of persons, which will include every single one of them.
I have met many of these types of Christians in my own walk with the Lord. When I asked these people why they could not believe in this revelation since it is being given to us direct from the Bible itself – many of them have told me that it was because of some of the bad things that their own natural fathers had done to them in their past.
Even though they know this type of thinking is wrong since it is going against what the Bible is trying to tell us, there appears to be an emotional factor that comes into play, especially if there has been any type of severe abuse from their parents, especially the father.
When a child is born into a family, God has things set up in that the parents are supposed to properly love, nourish, and care for their child as they are growing into adulthood in the family.
When that proper love, care, and nourishment is not there, and all the child ever hears or receives is verbal and/or physical abuse, then the child has a hard time learning how to trust anyone as they get older. They have been so beat up from all of this dysfunctional abuse, they even have a hard time in being able to trust in God Himself, even though they know God is all-perfect, all-loving, and is no respecter of persons.
Since they were not treated fairly and justly by their natural parents, they have a hard time in being able to believe that God will treat them equally and fairly like He would anyone else.
As a result of not being able to get this revelation properly worked into their mindset and way of thinking in this life, they end up remaining stuck and grounded in their own personal walks with the Lord, and they never climb or reach to all of the goals that God would have had in store for them in this life.
This is why it is so vitally important that each and every Christian believe and act on this revelation – that you are just as important to God as anyone else is, and that He will give you the same amount of time, care, and attention that He would give to anyone else.
To think that the one and only all-powerful God of this entire universe can personally single you out, and tell you from His Word that you are just as important and just as precious in His sight as anyone else that He has ever created since the beginning of our world – is enough to knock you right off the couch when you really stop and meditate on this revelation.
To those of you who are having a hard time in believing in this revelation – you will simply have to make up your mind whether or not you want to try and believe on it. If you do not, then you will never fulfill the divine destiny that God would have had in store for you in this life.
You only have one chance and one opportunity to fulfill the divine destiny to which God has called you to in this life.
You can either choose to believe that God has a great plan and a great purpose for your life, and that He will give you just as much time and attention to be able to fulfill that divine destiny as He would anyone else – or you can choose to believe that our God is not who the Bible says He is.
If you believe that the Holy Bible is truly the inspired and infallible Word of God – then you have to believe what the above 4 verses are trying to tell you. God cannot lie, and neither can His Word!
This revelation is money in your bank if you can believe on it, ground on it, and act on it in this life.
If you can ground on this revelation as a major foundational truth in your walk with the Lord, God can then take full control of your life and remove all obstacles, barriers, and hindrances that will keep you from flying full force into the realm of His perfect will for your life, where an incredible adventure just lies waiting for you.
The choice is yours!
One other thing once you enter into this realm with the Lord where you are now walking and operating in His perfect will for your life – do not ever compare where your walk is going in the Lord to where anyone else may be going in their walk with Him.
The calls and divine assignments that God will pass your way in this life are all relative.
What this means is that if God calls you to be a stay-at-home mom for the first 20 years of your marriage so that you can properly raise up your children in their earlier formative years, that call will be just as important as someone who is being called by God to become the next president of the United States.
The little finger is just as important as the right arm in the Body of Christ.
What matters with the Lord is not what He calls you to do for Him in this life – but what you do with the call that He hands out to you. Your job is to do the best job you can at whatever God will be calling you to do for Him on a daily basis.
God will be rewarding you for how well you work for Him, not for what He will actually call you to do.
If you end up doing a better job for God raising up your children in the first 20 years of your marriage than what someone does with their call of being the next president of the United States – then you will be more highly rewarded once you enter into heaven than the one who may have received the bigger and heavier call such as being called to be the next president.
This is why the Bible tells us that many who are first in this world may end up being last, and those who are last in this world may end being first once we have all entered into heaven and everyone has gone through their own personal judgments at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
Once you have entered into this full surrender with the Lord where He will now be the One who will be in total control of your life and the direction it will now be heading – your job will be to the best job you can at whatever the Holy Spirit will lead you to do on a daily basis.
If you can work this kind of bottom-line truth into your mindset, you will be less likely to become jealous of other Christians who may be walking in some of the more glamorous type calls than what you may be walking in.
Remember – every Christian has a vital and important part on God’s team. The job of the third baseman is just as important as the job of the pitcher or first baseman. All of these positions are relative in the big picture.
All that matters to the Lord is that you put the pedal to the metal for Him and try to accomplish, to the best of your abilities, everything that He will be calling you to do for Him in this life.
If you do – then you can leave this life knowing that you have not squandered and wasted your one and only chance to do something very meaningful for the Lord in this one earthly lifetime.
As a result, God will be highly rewarding you once you enter into heaven and meet Him face-to-face for your own personal judgment.