Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.Galatians 5:25-26
Living By the Spirit
These two verses are in complete contrast of one another. One describes a godly life led by the Spirit. This life is described all throughout Galatians five as one that surrenders and allows the Lord’s guidance. If you follow this type of life by giving yourself over to the Holy Spirit, you will find fulfillment, lasting friendships, and satisfaction.
The other verse tells of a life that is constantly led by self. This life includes selfishness, conceitedness, provoking others, and jealousy. You will not get very far living that kind of life. You will find emptiness, loneliness, and depression always trying to please yourself instead of the Lord.
You must decide what type of life you are going to live, and this isn’t a decision that is a one-time decision. You must sacrifice yourself and your desires daily and choose a life with Christ every moment of every day.
A Prayer to Remember
I want a life led by the Holy Spirit instead of a selfishly led life. Be my guide and my life. Teache me your ways. Amen