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 words of life and encouragement that are in accordance with the Scriptures come from God.
And whenever we experience challenges with our thinking, let us be reminded that we are engaged in a spiritual conflict with dark spiritual forces.
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 set you free from it.
We are primarily faced with realities and the roots that have followed us since childhood. Possibly the ingrained habits of our parents or the environment in which we were raised.
These patterns also have an impact on our behavior in some way. How do we respond when things don’t go “as well?”
Then, when our performances come to life, our true selves are revealed.
Before I was born again I used to become enraged and groan when things were challenging, “Why do things always get complicated and nothing runs smoothly?”
Sincerity dictates that this was frequently my defense for my behavior: “That’s just how I am.”
So, the argument that “You are who you are, so you don’t have to change” is nothing more than a ruse to keep you bound to the web of lies, is nothing more than that.
But God desires for you to be transformed through His Word.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:9
Are we responding to our Lord’s love, grace, and mercy? He wants to free us from the hold of harmful recurrent patterns so that we might serve as the light and salt of the world through the power of His Spirit:
“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 desires that we live as brand-new, holy creatures rather than imitating the world’s pagans and their vanity-driven aims:
“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
God, according to His word, restores our hope and delivers us from our former selves:
“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” Ephesians 5:11
Of course, after I accepted Christ, these patterns did not immediately disappear, but as I reflect, I can see how the Lord progressively freed me from things that were detrimental to my health.
Now, rather than pondering “Why is this happening?“ I try to ask the Lord instead, “What are you teaching me?”
And in circumstances like this, I am able to clearly see how the Lord purifies me every day and forms me into a new person in the likeness of Christ.
Do you notice how the Lord sanctifies you?
As Christians, we should strive every day to imitate Christ, reflect His character, and let His light shine through us.
We should always question ourselves, “What would Jesus do?” when we are in a difficult situation. All disciples of Jesus Christ should have this mindset.
Everything is based on how we think. Do we strive to become better disciples of Jesus?
It should be our daily prayer and goal to live alertly and soberly, allowing the Lord to teach us how to behave in a way that will honor His name.
The Bible—the sword of the Spirit—along with prayer for protection through the blood of Jesus Christ should be our first line of defense.
So let’s choose to believe the Lord’s promises and His faithfulness rather than choosing to rely on the father of lies. This decision will also alter our hearts, giving us the peace of mind and confidence we need to win every battle.
If we choose to embrace the Truth as true, we can be liberated from every form of deception:
“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 instead of giving Satan free rein, let’s let Christ shape our personalities and regenerate our minds. 🙂
Avoid letting worldly thoughts fill your mind with vanity; instead, let God’s message occupy your thoughts.
You might be rapidly defeated by negative emotions, but if you fight back with the sword of the Spirit, you will always prevail!
This is Satan’s attempt to get you to put your attention on yourself rather than God, so don’t give up in despair.
I pray that you speak the Truth over yourself and overcome any deep rooted beliefs or fears.
Consider what God says about you. You have been chosen, loved, and redeemed. 🙂
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