Sacrificing our self-will, for a strong will


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Today: Sacrificing our self-will, for a strong will


Passage: Eph 5, NIV


18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. (Eph 5, NIV)


 

In the verses above, Apostle Paul is encouraging his readers not to get filled with vine, but to get filled with the spirit of God instead

If you are in neither category, Paul wants you to be in category 2

Many Christians are living a “dry life” because they are in between the two

We mostly live according to what our mind says, than what God says

Many churches as well as lives are deteriorating because they are controlled by human wisdom, than divine guidance. The spirit of God is often grieved

We need to get out of “self-will” but need to have a strong will

People who have a strong self-will can be very dominating

They can be dominating fathers, dominating husbands, domonating pastors …

On the other hand, people who do not have a strong will can never stand or speak boldly

When they see something wrong, they just keep quiet, instead of pointing it out. All that is stored within, until it becomes a big pile and starts hurting them emotionally and even physically

When we get filled with the Holy Spirit and allow our minds to be controlled by God, we will become mature, strong-willed persons. Self-will shall no longer reign us. Instaed of saying “I am always right and evryone else should become like how I want them to be”, we will start appreciating the good in others and develop them to bring out the best in them

None of us are perfect; but we can all be better

Most of the time we want others to be better. But a change in us can solve the problem better. A change in our approach is what was needed!

Jesus always checked himself with the father to see if he was doing it right

God bless your day!

BG


Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for your promise to fill us with your Spirit. Let your word and spirit fill us and guide us so that we can accomplish what you want us to accomplish. Amen


“For God to fill us, we need to get rid of everything else”