The Holy Spirit lives inside of us to comfort, convict, teach, reveal, and sanctify.
When we’re in trouble, we turn to everything and everyone but the Holy Spirit. Speaking directly to the Holy Spirit who resides inside of us enables him to activate. He won’t force himself on us. For he is a gentleman. When it comes to being comforted, we prefer foods, drugs, alcohol, sex, television shows, shopping, and anything else that we can get our hands on. The problem with these alternatives is that they keep our minds, hearts, and souls tied and entangled in bondage.
We forget that we have a built-in comforter. That built-in comforter is there to wrap around us like the feeling of down feathers.
How many times do we forget to partner with the Holy Spirit when it comes to emotional, mental, spiritual, physical, financial, and relational healing? We want to be self-sufficient instead of God-sufficient. Self-sufficiency leads to pride, technology addictions, burn out, and disillusionment.
We forget to tap into the Holy Spirit because we tapped into our former partners portraying the angel of light, who he himself were infected with the spirit of narcissism. Thus, we think the answer is now tapping into ourselves, and not needing anybody. This is where we’ve got it wrong.
Healing from narcissistic abuse is a lot of work. And not only is it a lot of work, it requires a lot of energy. Our minds and bodies are connected. Thus, as we are pouring out all of the massive thoughts that are in our minds, we are also pouring out all of the massive memories stored within the cells of our bodies.
When we tap into all that God has given us for our inheritance, we are truly using our keys to the kingdom here on earth.
Questions to ponder:
What are some new and undiscovered ways in which you can see the Holy Spirit?
What are some ways that you kept yourself from the Holy Spirit?
How did you learn to let go of your idea of the Holy Spirit box, carrying him around like an object that needs to be contained? Or, have you surrendered to him being unleashed in every area of your life?