Bible Strong-Spiritual Battle Within

 As a Christian I sometimes find myself at war with myself. It’s a war between the Spirit and my flesh. The battle has been a struggle, exhausting, and the intensity and frequency of it is very frustrating. My fuse is short in an area.

 I’m a Christian, the Holy Spirit lives in me. I pray and ask for help in dealing with my flesh and my specific issue. However, time after time I have failed in overcoming this one issue and keep blowing the fuse.

 Immediately after the fuse blowing in my flesh, I feel the Holy Spirit convicting me. I’m disappointed in myself and am convicted by God for my actions. Once more I ask for forgiveness and help to never to do it again.

 What is wrong with me? It has happened so many times that I now see it as a problem and not so much an issue.

 When I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior the Holy Spirit came to live inside me for all time. However as Christians we also need to continue to be “filled” with the Spirit. We get distracted, sometimes we drift or just wonder away from the Lord. God says for us to keep coming back to Him and He will give us the strength for the rest of our journey and rest and peace for our souls.

 We are to trust Him and He will make us to mount up on the wings of the eagles. He expects us to come back and to keep coming back asking Him to fill us with His Spirit. Let God’s Spirit wash over you, fill you, anoint you so you can live in His Spirit and not in your flesh.

 Paul wrote:

Romans 7:15-25 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.  For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me.  What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.

Paul then tell us in Romans 8, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

So, there it is. Although a Christian, sin is living in me, in my flesh. What a wretched woman I am. I am lowly and full of flaws. Acknowledging our sinful state is a good beginning to resolve these issues/blown fuses of life. We are fallen, through and through.

Through Christ Jesus we are free from the law of sin and death. I am forgiven because of what Jesus has done. My sins are forgiven as far as the east is from the west.

I had been fighting this short fuse and relying too much on me to fix it. I can’t fix it, I’ve tried and failed many times. I will be asking the Holy Spirit to fill me up on a daily basis from now on. I hope you do too.

It has been a long hard journey without the results I wanted. I didn’t give up, I kept on seeking and depending on the Lord. Glory to God.

I pray this prayer often so I can stay connected to Him:  Lord, fill me with Your Spirit. I want to walk in Your Spirit and not in my flesh. I am a broken vessel and in need of Your filling Holy Spirit. I come today and bring You the issues in my life that are impossible for me to change without Your intervention.

Anoint my ears so I can hear You clearly. I don’t want to do anything without Your approval and blessing. I need Your anointing on my life and ministry. I have nothing to offer in my flesh. I can do nothing good on my own.  Put Your Word in my mouth and write it on my heart so I don’t sin against You. Use me for Your glory.

Give me Your wisdom to ask for the right things and to trust Your timing while I wait on You. In Jesus Name. Amen.

We weren’t meant to be self- sufficient. He designed us to need and depend on Him. Talk to Him and tell Him about your short fuses and troubles. Ask Him to deliver you from it. Pray about it until you receive a breakthrough. Don’t give up. Seek Him over and over.

The Lord wants us looking upon Him and in His presence all of the answers will come. Satan is trying to distract us, to wear us out with all that is going on around us in this world. The Lord wants us focusing on Him and depending on Him to see us through. He calls us to be still and come and rest in His presence. God has this. His Word says He is the vine and we are one of His branches. If we will stay connected to Him, His life flows through us, enabling us to overcome and bear fruit. He tells us we can do nothing apart from Him.

Fill me up Holy Spirit, overflow my cup. Empower me with Your powerful Glory strength, strengthening me in my inner being. I am an overcomer and Jesus is my Deliverer. I choose to live close to God, ready to do His will. He will open up the way before me. I will be victorious through Jesus Christ. Surely the Lord is in this place.

God bless. Heal the brokenhearted bind up all their wounds.