Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. ~This is a command that Paul gives to the Philippian church. ‘Let’ means to exercise the mind. It means to be mentally disposed, to set the affection on, to be of the same mind. What we set our minds on and our affections on will ultimately be the end result of where we end up. The mind is a powerful weapon that The Lord has given us.
When a person has set their mind to something, when they become determined to do something, often times it is almost impossible to get them to change the course of their life in that area. They set their focus on something and refuse to stop until it’s achieved. This is also how passion is birthed in us. As we think on something and meditate on it, our affections are awakened to that thing and eventually our actions and desires will be towards it birthing in us a great desire to see it accomplished in our lives.
So when Paul tells the church to let this mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, he is telling us that we are to follow Jesus’ example. Jesus was obedient unto the cross because he took on the mindset of a servant. He understood his purpose for coming to earth was to be salvation to mankind through his sacrifice. He had purposed in his mind and in his heart that that is what he was here for. And because of that, he was obedient unto death. He refused to live for himself. He refused to put himself before others but chose to submit himself and become servant of all. What we think upon will determine our course for life. What are you thinking on???