Good morning people who invite the Holy Spirit to do His good work
Yesterday I made this statement: The Holy Spirit is the One Who changes people’s lives, not us.
John 16:13 (NIV)But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come.
When we take on the responsibility of changing someone, there are some problems that come with this decision and focus.
Firstly, we are taking on an impossible task. I’ll say it again: The Holy Spirit is the One Who changes people’s lives, not us. Therefore we are focusing on something that is impossible for us to achieve. This in itself is disempowering and discouraging.
Secondly, we become insensitive to the person because our focus is more on them changing than it is on them as a person. Sure, it doesn’t start this way, but it often leads to this place.
Thirdly, we end up focusing on wrong behaviour more than a heart that is far away from God. Now this last one is so important I think we should chat more about it tomorrow.
I’ll leave you today with a statement that I’ve already made twice today but I feel we need to meditate on further: The Holy Spirit is the One Who changes people’s lives, not us.