We have a spirit of love, power and a sound mind. We are able to bear up under many trials and difficulties in life because of the strength of our spirit. It is the Spirit of Christ dwelling in us that quickens our spirit and makes us strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.
We are so blessed! We can go through much as He upholds us with His mighty hand of power. We withstand infirmities, losses, and afflictions. Instead of doubting God in times of trials, we find ourselves standing in faith and totally persuaded that the outcome of our situation will be glorious. It is through reading and abiding in the Word of God that we continue to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in our inner man. As we are rooted and grounded in love, we are filled with the fullness of God.
Even though we are strong in spirit, we also have a soul and a body. We have to recognize the conflict we find ourselves in at times. We have a treasure in an earthly vessel. We can be weak in our bodies. Our emotions can be moved in many directions. Our mind may be battling thoughts opposite to the mind of Christ. Our will may not be totally surrendered in some areas, but we can rest assured our Spirit is strong in the Lord and will sustain us through it all, from glory to glory!
Proverbs 18:14 “The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, But who can bear a broken spirit?”
When the Lord guides our steps into anything new, a sense of being inadequate can come upon us attempting to stop us from moving forward. We learn to yield to His ability and not our inability. We experience His power in and through us as we step out in faith in His power.
An opportunity opens up for us to do something God has given us a desire for when suddenly a sense of incompetence comes over us. We hear of an opening for a job position in an area where we have no expertise, but we feel a strong leading to apply even though we feel we are not qualified. A door opens for a new relationship, but we feel insecure in going forward. As the Lord strengthens us in the power of His might, He continues to bring opportunities our way to take us to a place of confidence in Him. It is so we will know that even when we are unable, God is able.
Our heart is willing to do His will and our desire to follow Him overtakes our inability to do so in our own strength. God enables us to obey Him, one step at a time. When we come to the end of ourselves, He begins. When we stop, He starts. God is able and unchangeable. His strength is made perfect in weakness. His power rests upon us, from glory to glory!
2 Corinthians 12:9 “And he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”