Who Is At The Center?
Here’s an interesting twist - self control and will power always seem to fail when the focus is on ourselves. And yet, these concepts by their very nature, are self-centered... right?
But God says that self-control is a fruit of the Spirit - meaning that it is Spirit centered. There is a fine line here, but it matters. Denying ourselves and following Christ is key. If we are exercising self control to resist the world or the devil AND our strength comes from the Holy Spirit, then God’s grace is covering us. However, if we are trying to do it in our own, using our own will power, we are not walking in the Spirit and we are believing in our selves instead of God.
Spiritual self control is about the Holy Spirit, not ourselves. Consider this, meditate on it, as you go through this day. #walkbythespirit #childofgod #coveredbygrace #godisincontrol #discipleship #dailydevotional #shalom #onespiritonechurch #yourjourneytobeingwhole