Happy new year blog family! I know it’s been a minute but I’m back! I actually had an entirely different blog written to post but this morning I read the verses of the day and God dropped something else on my heart. It truly amazes me how we react when different things happen. We could be driving down the interstate and someone cuts us off and we literally lose it for the next few seconds. Even though they are wrong for cutting us off, our reaction doesn’t have to be a negative one. How many times have we found ourselves reacting to different things? In a past blog I talked about triggers. Things that happen just for the reaction that comes after the trigger is pulled. The revelation began last night while talking to a friend and the scriptures this morning sealed the deal. I was asked why I was doing something. My actions were completely justified but the motive was still wrong. I asked God how I could be justified and wrong at the same time?!
Romans 8:6-8 answered that for me: For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
My response was ok God, I hear what you’re saying. Because my action was more of a reaction, I was thinking with my mind. I prayed about it with my mind already made up about what I was going to do. After the conversation last night and the scripture this morning, it reminded me that in all situations, I have to be spiritually minded. Even in those rough situations, I still have to remain true to who I say I am in Christ. Being spiritually minded also gives us peace in the midst of everything. When we react the way we want to with our half baked thoughts, it causes more confusion. Lastly, when I’m in flesh I can’t please God, no matter how justified I may be; I’m still wrong. This reminds me of my favorite scripture:
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7
When we take our problems to God we allow him to work it out because he care for us. When we have the Father’s attention, we will be exalted at the proper time! Be blessed and pass the word to someone else.