KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 8:5 KJV” For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit”.
Life is spiritual. When a child of God fails to see this his own actions may bring him a lot of pains and sorrows. Many people are hurting deep down in their hearts. Most of them blame their pain on others. Unfortunately, they fail to see that, hurting is only a negative response to an event. Referring to our relationships with others, hurting is a reaction to another person’s actions that you refuse to let go, although it is very painful to hold on to. Now why do people hold on to matters that hurt them. The flesh has a way of expressing self-pity by holding on to the pain and so justify itself that the other party is wrong, and he or she is right. The other reason for holding on to hurt is to maintain the thought so he or she could revenge what has been done to him or her.
People who live this way are very weak. Such a hurting person would be withdrawn. These things normally happen in relational settings. Some very good friendships have turned very sour because one party decided to keep a hurt or a grudge. There are some people who even decide never to forgive even after, the second party has asked for pardon, and others have come in to plead for forgiveness. There are a number of divorces that went through such a process and one party took an entrenched position never to give in. Most of such people have regretted after so many years, and would have wished they had come together, yet it may be too late. There are some people suffering from chronic diseases with no medical known cure. Their system simply refuses to respond to treatment. Their immune system grows weaker and weaker. Dear brother or sister, there is no justification in holding on to that hurt. Proverbs 6:28 KJV “Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?” It is the flesh’s self justification process that ends up destroying itself.
All these actions are simply sign of allowing your flesh to control you. It will kill you if you don’t stop it. You are not of the flesh but of the Spirit. (Romans 8:9&10). Life is spiritual and so let the spirit lead you. Life in the Spirit, is the realm of power and peace (Romans 8:6) The word of God is the thoughts of the Spirit expressed in vocabulary. They are thoughts of peace, power and strength. Choose the Spirit rather than the flesh and be in charge of your life to God’s glory.
I am given to the Holy Spirit. He is in control of my life. I do not live with pain or hurt against anyone. By the ability of the Spirit in me I release every hurt and walk in love towards all men. I reign in life by the ability of the spirit.
Galatians 5:16 KJV” This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh”.
1 Corinth 13:4 & 5 KJV “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;