The Refusal to Relinquish

Our flesh urges us to become so consumed by trials, afflictions and the like. If we allow our flesh to rule we refuse to relinquish all. In this place pride is built, anger and confusion are manifested. We were never created to bear the burden of the flesh, the Father never intended for it to be our rule, but to use the flesh as an opportunity to bring us deeper into the knowledge of who He is. If we cannot crucify our flesh and relinquish our desire for control. Than the father can never trust us with the ruling of the Kingdom. As sons we must pursue what the father Pursues, desires what the father desires, and love what the father loves.

Our life is useless and worthless outside of the understanding that the Father has a plan for each of us. Without this understanding, we allow ourselves to be tossed to and fro, expecting life to be this battle of good v. evil, the devil and his army triumphant until Jesus returns, finally defeating the adversary that has won at every turn, until this magical point in history. What a change life would be if we could understand that our biggest battles are not that from the enemy, who according to the Word of the Lord has been stripped of all power, but that of our own flesh. Oh, but how enemy minded most of us are or have been. We move to a populated city and blame traffic and bad driver on the devil, we don’t steward the temple well and blame the enemy for our health, we are selfish, prideful, and lustful but then blame the enemy for a marriage falling apart. WHAT EXCITING HOPE WE HAVE THAN, when we see that we can inherit the Kingdom by crucifying our flesh, not by a constant battle with the enemy.

When we realize, “I am the Father’s, and my life is His to do with as He pleases”, we become aware that the enemy cannot stop the Father’s Purpose in our lives. However, if we refuse to relinquish control and crucify the flesh than we will be constantly waiting for the kingdom to come instead of allowing it to be manifested within our lives.

Morning thoughts 4/6

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