What to do when your mind, will, emotions and body get in the way.
I am currently working on a book about clearly hearing the voice of God and confidently KNOWING God is speaking to you.
However, I have recently realised that our person parts - our body, mind, will and emotions have their own voice. They seem to be very good at blocking out the voice of God, making sure you hear their voice louder than the voice of God speaking into your human spirit.
If your mind, will, emotions and body can filter out the voice of God, then they have greater freedom to present their own perspective - even disguising it as God’s voice in some cases.
Here is my observation of how these “person parts” try to hijack the process of hearing God clearly.
Your mind tries to filter out the illogical and impossible and attempts to rationalise why God could not POSSIBLY be asking you to do this or that.
Your emotions try to filter out the apparently boring or absurd as well as the frightening and exaggerate the consequences of God’s request.
Your will tries to filter out the unexpected, those things outside the ‘acceptable’ framework and where the decision required goes against previous decisions.
Your body tries to filter out the difficult and humanly impossible.
Your healthy human spirit will not try to filter out the things of the Spirit of God.
I believe the challenge is to build up your human spirit so that it can communicate with the Spirit of God freely and easily. Then, train your spirit to communicate the will of God for your life in such a way that your mind, will, emotions and body gladly submit to it, instead of trying to filter out the parts they find personally confronting.
How do you build up your human spirit?
Posted on 4 April, 2016 by David Stanfield
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