God has already made us what He wants us to be. When He spoke to Abraham He told him, “I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you and kings shall come from you.” That was spoken to Abraham when he was still childless. In another place God tells him, “Blessing I will bless you, and I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand on the seashore…..and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” Obedience is indeed an action on our part but action is preceded by agreeing with the one who gives the instruction in the first place.
Notice that the word in italics above is ‘made’ as in past tense. All that God has created us to be and do is already in us, but we must agree with what He shows us about who and what we are. In the past so much emphasis was placed only on agreeing with God (confessing) about our sinful condition and to be sure we absolutely must start there, but having been born again of the Spirit because of our confession or agreeing with God, we must also come to agree with Him on what comes after that by renewing our minds so that we know what His original intent was when He created us to begin with.
We can’t keep agreeing with what we see, hear or feel in our flesh and expect to manifest the kingdom of God and have it be established in our life. If we want the kingdom then we must agree with the King.
Above where God talks of kings coming from Abraham, (now here is a test for you) according to Revelation 5:10 we are the kings He was referring to. So I ask you, what was your first reaction upon reading that you are a king? The thing is, our excitment about being a 'king' shouldn't come so much from us being a king as much as being able to serve the King of kings and to manifest His kingdom on earth. When we truly understand our position, arrogance is hardly the adjective that someone should be able to use to desribe us anymore than it would have been used to describe Jesus.