16 “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?”
Today’s Inspiration: Self-control is so very important in life. Whatever you perceive you are slave to it whether it is obedience our disobedience. Romans 6:16. Obedience brings a blessing and disobedience brings forth a curse. Deuteronomy 28. Though our flesh is weak, our spirit must be strong to overpower the mind that deceived the flesh. Deceitfulness of the flesh cannot glorify God. Since you are set free from sin and now you have become servant of God, you need to pursue attaining the fruit to holiness and the end everlasting life. Verse 22. Two things you can bring to eternity to be judged- your fruit of character and your work if it is pleasing to God.
Do not think you cannot conquer your past and keep dwelling on what had happened to you. It was for freedom that Christ has set you free. Galations 5:1 So why be subject to control of the mind and the flesh? There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the spirit. Romans 8:1.
Do not say you cannot have self- control. Nothing its impossible for God. Mark 10:27. Whatever you perceive you can do, you will be able to perform because the kingdom of God is within you and is for those who come to God in childlike faith believing and applying all the laws and commandments in the Bible.
If you have fear, discard them. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear as children of God. Romans 8:15.
Fearing man and spiritual attacks is the greatest explosive landmine you should avoid. Those in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:8. So do not walk in the flesh which is carnal but walk in the spirit. If you walk in the flesh, the spirit of God is not in you and if you do not have the spirit of Christ you are not God’s child. Therefore do not say you cannot have self-control against any provocations. You need to overcome your fear and anxiety. Once these are overcome, you are on the road to recovery. God be praised.