You Don’t Feel The Holy Spirit? Here Are 7 Things To Do
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When we are fighting negative thoughts, let us always keep in mind that these do not come from the Lord.
Only good, pure, positive, benevolent thoughts; and words of encouragement comes from God.
And, of course, Bible verses for our spiritual growth.
However, there is always a spirit behind the negativity that does not come from the Lord; this is the spirit of a negative way of thinking.
The only way to deal with a flood of negative thoughts is to rebuke them in the name of Jesus, who has the power to clear your mind and liberate you from it.
When a cloud of negative thoughts surrounds us, however, we are confronted with facts and, more importantly, the roots that have followed us since childhood. Perhaps the innate patterns of our parents or the society in which we grew up.
These patterns, too, influence our actions in some way; and how do we react when things don’t go “as well,” but instead go in the opposite direction?
That is when our actions truly shine and reveal what our hearts are hiding from the depths.
Most of the time, I reacted tumultuously in an uncomfortable situation; I immediately react with anger and fury: “Why do things always get complicated and nothing runs smoothly?” was always my response.
I summed up some innate patterns from my childhood because I grew up in a family that was quick to anger and fight when trouble arose. It wasn’t pleasant, but that’s how it was. We didn’t know how to deal with it any other way.
And to be honest, it was often my justification for my actions: “That’s just how I am.”
Therefore, this is just an excuse that binds you in the bonds of deception: “You are who you are, so you don’t have to change.”
But, my dear friend, the Lord desires to liberate us from the zipper of destructive repetitive patterns; He desires to transform us with His Spirit and make us the light and the salt of the world:
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” Matthew 5:13
The Lord does not want us to be like the pagan of this world, living in delusory desires in the vanity of his mind;
“So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind.” Ephesians 4:17
The Lord desires to give us hope and to pull us from the futile part of the darkness: “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” Ephesians 5:11
Of course, when I came to Christ, these patterns didn’t fall off immediately, but as I look back, I see the Lord gradually liberating me from things that were harmful to my well-being.
Now that I’ve had to deal with unforeseen situations or obstacles, I rarely lose my cool.
And in situations like this, I see how the Lord purifies me daily and molds me into a new character in the image of Christ.
Do you notice how the Lord purifies your character as well?
We should all strive to become more like Christ daily, embody His character, and allow His light to shine through us.
When faced with a quandary, we should always ask ourselves, “What would Jesus do?” This is the attitude that all followers of Jesus Christ should have. Do we approach it in this manner?
Our daily prayer and desire should be to live in alertness and sobriety, allowing the Lord to teach us how to act in His ways – how to act in a way that will glorify His name.
When negative thoughts begin to attack us, we have to defend ourselves with God’s armor. We must fight back with the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s Word.
Let us choose to believe the Lord of All Lords, rather than the father of lies. And, as a result of our decision, our hearts will respond in this way as well.
If we choose to believe the Truth, we will be able to root out every lie planted in the name of Jesus.
Therefore if we try to rebuke a lie by believing in another lie, we will fail: “And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.” Mark 3:23-24
So, let us not give Satan space; instead, let Christ shape our characters and renew our minds.
Let your mind not be filled with vanity by thinking about worldly matters; instead, fill your mind with God’s word.
Negative thoughts can quickly bring you down, but if you fight back with the sword of Spirit you will win every time!
I pray that you speak life and rebuke all feelings and thoughts that are not from God.
Believe what God has to say about you. Don’t give up in despair – because this is Satan’s attempt to get you to focus on yourself rather than on God.
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