Obeying Now

“So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses. When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:16-25‬ ‭NLT‬‬

We should always do what we know to do immediately. Often we are not at a lack of knowledge as to what God wants us to do…we simply do not want to do it. Our spiritual growth doesn’t hinge on more knowledge or information but on obedience. The more we obey Holy Spirit, the more we will grow. When Holy Spirit moves and convicts you of something, act on it quickly; don’t wait! God is a God of “now”. The problem with many of us is that we want to drag our feet, act like we don’t know, or wait for a more “convenient” time to obey. Obedience to God demands immediate action.

If God’s Spirit has spoken to you once about something, that is reason enough to act then and there. Why are you putting off the inevitable? God is waiting for your obedience to be fulfilled. Never put off acting on what Holy Spirit has put on you to do. Whatever God has told you to do, do it now.

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