Flesh vs Spirit: What is your focus?
For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.Romans 8:6
Where is your focus today? A point upon which attention, activity, etc, is directed or concentrated to. Where we direct our focus, determines our outcome in life.
Have you noticed, the more we think about negative things, they began to manifest in our lives. If something goes wrong in our lives, there go our thoughts and feelings. Whatever we think about, we attract!
The BIBLE directs us to truth, it states plainly
To set our mind on flesh is death, but to set our mind on the Spirit, is life and peace.
We have a choice to make. To set our thoughts on flesh, and reap destruction and chaos, or to set our thoughts on spirit, which bring about life and peace.
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.Romans 8:5 ESV
FLESH vs Spirit
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit is spirit.
Fleshly thoughts, desires passions, bring about more desires, passions, pursuits. We want, we desire, we pursue! Our flesh is never satisfied, and it always wants more. Sometimes our flesh even goes overboard, if we do not take control of it. Spirit does the opposite! Spirit warns, spirit keeps us in control, and spirit desires what is best for us.
The flesh wants to play games, and feed on entertainment, spirit says enough is enough. Flesh wants to make foolish decitions, then blame it on the next guy. Spirit wants to make wise decisions, and tread the path lightly! Flesh doesn’t think about consequences, spirit does!
They are at war with each other. They are constantly fighting for our attention.
When we wake up, to face our day, we get into the boxing ring, flesh vs spirit. What is our focus today? Who is in control today?
Whatever we feed and focus on, will be our focal point! It will be that which we set our eyes on, that which we give attention to. If we focus on carnal things of this world, that is what will be magnified in our lives. We must intentionally choose to focus on spiritual things of this world, and less on the physical.
Help us Lord to set our minds on things above and not below. Help us to run to you, rather than our carnal feelings and emotions, which so often fail us. Fill us with your spirit, and give us a desire to seek spiritual things rather than carnal desires of our flesh. Lead us in the way of Righteousness, for your namesake. We trust you, God!
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