1 Corinthians 2:12 - We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given.
Did you know that when you were saved you received God’s Spirit inside of you? As impossible as it sounds it is true. Before salvation we had the spirit of the world in us. It controlled our thinking and our actions. We would conform our lives to what the world wanted. If it said ‘do this’ we would do it, if it said ‘do that’ we would not hesitate. That is a sad life to live.
Now we have been set free from that and our lives belong to God. His Spirit is alive inside of us to guide and lead us in life and truth. Through God’s Spirit we are able to understand the things of God and all that God has given us through Jesus. Yet there is a problem. If all this is true why do most of us still act like the world?
We have freedom in Christ, but we are still allowing the world’s spirit dictate how we live. It doesn't have to be this way! God has set us free and we need to start acting like it! Who are you trying to please anyway? Are you trying to please God, or man?
It is time for us to refocus our attention God. His opinion is the only one that truly matters. When we put our trust in Him we will stop looking for man’s approval. Looking for the approval of men will trip you up every time. Let God’s Spirit reign in your life and renew your mind so that you will be able to understand all that God has done for you.