2007-10-03

"Be-Do-Have" of Grace Based Doctrine

In the coaching and motivation world, there are lots of talk about the two different strategies of "Have Do Be" and "Be Do Have".

Have-Do-Be is you must have resources first, say, money to pay for school fee in an Accounting course, then you do by studying and passing the exam, then you 'Be'come a qualified Accountant. You need to have money to buy a ticket to a movie, do the seeing the movie, and then be happy.

Be-Do-Have is you act from identity of being first. Start with a "I'm successful" mentality, then act as if (if you can't fully believe, believe anyway), so you see opportunities where others miss them, you work harder when others give up, and you have successes. It is not what you have but what you are that determine the outcome. Take away the wealth from a successful person and he will get the wealth back again.

Be-Do-Have is like seeing the vision, working out the plan to achieve, doing and executing the plan and then having the vision realized for others to see. Accomplishments - the haves, begin with a vision.

In Christianity, the Be is a simple reception of Jesus as our Savior and Lord and then you are rebirthed from sinner to a Child of God having God's kind of Eternal Life. With the new identity, we just follow the Bible and the Holy Spirit and we will have the fruit of the Holy Spirit(Gal 5:22-23) of love, joy, peace and abundant life (John 10:10).

Be-Do-Have is the working out of the Christ with in us. Phil 2:12. It is the Good Work (Eph 2:10) of Salvation (Eph 2:8-9).

The traditional teaching of the Christ is trapped in the "Saved Sinner" concept of false humility and the practice of "Have-Do-Be" of trying to be holy..... have sin -> get rid of sin -> be holy! ?

Christ has died to pay for all our sins. Christ is resurrected to give us New Identity. Let us humbly (not by our effort) receive this wonderful new identity of Godliness and Righteousness and proceed to do the work that result in Glory for God through us. We are more than conquerors (Rom 8:37) and we are overcomer (1Jn5:5) .

You are not blessed because you are healed. You are healed because you are blessed. Similarly, you are not blessed because you are rich, but, you are rich because you are blessed. You 'are' first before you become. You are born a human being and you grow from a baby to become a man.

Start with these mentality.

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