It’s not personal, it’s spiritual

The closer we walk with God, the more our decisions become spiritual as opposed to personal.

We don’t take offenses personal because we realize it’s a spiritual thing.  We’re not lost all in our feelings because we know it’s a spiritual thing.  We’re not devastated when people hurt us because again we understand it’s a spiritual thing.  

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”  – Ephesians 6:2

Our fight is not against our fellow human, our spouse, our Christian brothers and sisters, our friends, our co-workers, our siblings, or any other person.  Our fight is a spiritual fight.  Remember, we are not merely bodies.  No.  We are all spirits enclosed in a body.  Think about that for a minute.  The more we remember that, the more deeply we begin to understand that everything is a spiritual thing.  Everything.

As Christians, we are called to walk in the Spirit, but if we are not intentional about dealing with the issues of our heart then it is likely that we are not thinking, speaking, and doing as God would have us to do.  Our submission to God is based on the condition of our hearts.  We can’t give God more than we’re able to give.  We can only deal with God based on the condition of our hearts, which is why we must intentionally confront the issues of our heart.  

We can only get so far carrying certain issues.  The reason our lives are the way they are is because of what’s going on in our hearts.  It’s not personal, it’s spiritual.

An insecure person that has not yet confronted their insecure heart can only walk with God from their insecure heart.  They are limiting themselves.  You cannot fully walk in love, receive and give God’s love without first uprooting insecurity from your heart.  The same goes with jealousy.  An envious person cannot fully, genuinely, and sincerely love.  Why?  Envy and love don’t mix.  Envy blocks love.

It’s not personal, it’s spiritual.  

We must deal with the condition of our heart.  We must grow to look beyond the physical and deal with the spiritual- the unseen issues.  If we don’t, then everything in our lives will suffer because of it.

“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.”  – Proverbs 21:2

As humans, we can justify everything we do.  We can be wrong without a doubt and still find a way to justify it.  In our eyes we can judge everything that we do as right, but the Lord knows and searches the heart.  The heart is where it’s all at.  Only a humbled heart can look within and acknowledge all the wrong that’s there.

What’s in your heart?

As we grow in God, we must understand that some decisions that He leads us to make are all spiritual, not personal.  The relationships that He leads you to withdraw from- It’s not personal, it’s spiritual.  Don’t fall into the trap of pleasing people, because if you do you’ll limit what God is wanting to do with you.   Don’t fight the changes that occur as you follow God, and don’t go back.  Look ahead:

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,”  – Phillipians 3:13


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