God is making very clear for me as I continue to read Galatians, the tremendous difference between living in spirit vs living in the flesh. Our flesh demands rules and punishment when they aren’t followed. Judgment and condemnation are a natural part of the flesh. The Old Testament is filled with man’s repeated failures trying to live successfully in the flesh.
As I’m reading and rereading passages from Galatians 5 I just keep hearing and knowing that spirit-living is what I’m beginning to better understand. Spirit living believes. It doesn’t make excuses for what “won’t happen”, it believes in spite of all human circumstances that all things are possible for those who believe!
The Holy Spirit is actively working to help me overcome the doubts I’ve often succumbed to in my past. To believe all things are possible has always been a non-struggle for me with others. To believe all things are possible when God is wanting to use me–well, this has been where I have hugely doubted. So, today, I start believing all things are possible when God is using me. This kind of belief is not arrogant as the voices use to scream in my head. This kind of belief is humble knowing it is not me doing this, it is God in me making this possible. WOW!