When we walk in the script that the Father has written for our lives, heaven’s will is the only limit on our lives. You might be wondering, “How do we know the script for our lives that God has written?”
That’s easy peasy, according to 1 John 2:6.
The ESV translation states, “whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” Let’s also examine the Amplified Version: “whoever says he lives in Christ [that is, whoever says he has accepted Him as God and Savior] ought [as a moral obligation] to walk and conduct himself just as He walked and conducted Himself.”
This script that the Father has written for our lives is precisely how Jesus would walk step by step if he were in our shoes. Now keep in mind that we cannot walk as Jesus walked apart from our union in Christ through the Indwelling Spirit. John the beloved, refers to abiding in Christ as the precursor to walking as Jesus walked. When we learn to abide in Christ, we extract the empowering grace necessary to walk as Jesus walked.
Otherwise, our efforts are futile.
The ability to walk as Jesus walked is only given to us when we learn to abide with Christ through our union with Him. You cannot walk as Jesus walked on your own. First, we must learn to lean not on our own strength, abilities, and coping mechanisms. In Christ, we have died to our own ways. Instead, we must identify with the crucified Christ for that is where the faith of God germinates within us to walk as Jesus walked. As we trust Him by faith, we receive a strength not our own that empowers us to walk as Jesus walked.
Those who walk as Jesus walked, the only limit is heaven’s will as captured by the words of Jesus: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does” (John 5:19). Jesus fulfilled heaven’s will as he only did what he saw his Father do. The script has been written. Abide in Christ as you walk as Jesus walked