Feed The Spirit, Starve The Flesh
Sometimes we are faced with difficult situations that appear impossible to us.
We try to solve these burdensome problems by ourselves, spending sleepless nights working out solutions in our heads. Sometimes we think so hard it appears as if our mind will explode.
We worry and fret walking around as if the entire world is resting on our shoulders.
Can you relate to this scenario? I can!
You do not have to be ashamed to admit to this because it happens to all of us in spite of the appearance that we portray to the world.
Your flesh is prone to anxiety and fear.
But, your spirit tells you that God is able to work things out. Your spirit tells you that nothing is impossible with God because He specializes in the impossibilities.
Your spirit tells you to believe that God will once again deliver you.
Your spirit tells you to smile and praise the Lord because the work is already done and the battle belongs to the Lord.
However, your flesh continues to oppose your spirit. Hence, a battle rages between the flesh and the spirit. Which one will win?
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; (1 Peter 2:11)
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. (Galatians 5:17)
You can determine the outcome of this battle!
When you strengthen your spirit with the Word of God then without a shadow of a doubt your spirit will win.
The devil specializes in attacking your flesh. Satan cannot touch your spirit or soul unless you give him the authority to do so.
God specializes in the spirit because He is a Spirit and we must worship Him in spirit and truth (John 4:24). Furthermore, the spirit of God will not always strive with the flesh (Genesis 6:3).
But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. (Romans 8:9)
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Romans 8:1)
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16)