It’s not the people, it’s the spirits that lives inside the people…
Have you ever enjoyed the spirit of an individual? When they come around – you just really enjoy them because of the good it does for you. When they’re gone it’s the spirit of them you miss. Speaking hypothetically, you can go on not seeing them ever again in physical form, but if that person who’s spirit brought you good happen to call on the phone, I’m just thinking about how their spirit comes alive enough to put you in a place to where it didn’t matter that you couldn’t see their face – you got to connect with their spirit and so that fed you.
Where there’s another side of that. People are humans, with spirits on the inside of them and most battle with identity and validity issues. That’s why people lie or disguise what’s real, they are not ready for the truth because they suffer from identity and validity issues.
Identity is knowing – knowing is truth – truth is valid.
Do you see that?
You can’t have one without the other… and I want to be known to GOD as someone who operates in them all.
I say that because the only way to know the truth, and who you are, and all that is around you is by consulting the one who has created you. I’ve learned that He will reveal when to move, how to move, and if He doesn’t reveal it then, that means not to move.
Self control is also a fruit of the Spirit yet we seem to focus on the love and being kind, faithful, and gentle and all the other rosey characteristic of the Fruits of the Spirit, but fail to zone in on the self control. Which is the only characteristic drives every other characteristic if you possess them. Having self control means that we are aware of who we are, our position and what we stand for at all times, and that’s the battle… Not other people. For example, I’m a woman wherever I go. I’m a Mom wherever I go. I’m black wherever I go. Those are things that I already know walking into any situation or any door. Help us to know Your ways Lord, wherever we go. Help us to see Your path for our lives. Without self-control we’re not really operating in the Spirit. We get up everyday and consult, and check in with everyone else before we ask the One who allowed us to see the light of day. Go about our day choosing where we place truth, or how we should deal with certain issues. Some feel inferior full of self-righteousness and won’t ask for directions even if they were lost. Don’t be that person.
Instead, ask the Father to help you, to prepare us for what comes with standing in truth. Because if it’s done with right heart, once it penetrates your soul, you’ll never be the same. There’s no mistaking on the battlefield with spiritual eyes, they see 20/20 vision. Your fights in the flesh STOPS when you are walking in the spirit. OK Lord, I see that’s why you have me here. I see how it’s important for me to read my Bible daily – multiple times a day. Not just to read to recite, but to fill my spirit so that I’m walking in the Spirit with the required lenses to see the enemy’s tricks.
Where everybody have goals to be successful by the world’s standards. When my only goal is to have the word so hidden in my heart, when the enemy comes to do what he does (kill, steal, and destroy) anything that will prevent me from winning is when I’m reminded as the Scripture says to put on the full armor of God. Oh yeah, I know what that means…