“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” (KJV)
When we follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit we do not have to worry about doing the wrong thing. Doing the wrong thing and feeling guilty about it falls under the law of sin and death. Instead, we can focus on doing the right thing because we have the Spirit of Christ within us. Plus, we trust God’s guidance in everything we do, more than we trust our thoughts, opinions and ideas about what should be done. That’s walking after the Spirit.
Walking after the Spirit applies to every area of our lives—including our work. God has perfect timing; we do not. Occasionally, God may want us to do something that we haven’t planned to do. Or, He may even want to totally rearrange our day. We should be sensitive to God’s guidance. What we think is important is not always important. Sometimes it’s hard for us to see that because our view is limited.
However, when we trust God’s (ALL-SEEING) view, which is revealed to us by His Holy Spirit, we will spend time doing the things God says are important, like spending time with God through prayer, reading the Word and getting into the presence of God. Most tasks we think are hard are only difficult because we haven’t gone to our Heavenly Father for help.
Remember, God has sent the Holy Spirit as our Helper. The Holy Spirit will help us do everything we need to do—including making the right decisions. But, the Holy Spirit cannot help us if we ignore Him and His instructions. After all, getting instruction is the most important part of any assignment. In fact, when we don’t read the instructions, we often end up doing the job wrong. Then, we have to do the job all over again.
Let’s stop wasting time by forgetting to spend time with God. As we get into God’s presence He will let us know what to do for the day or for the task at hand. Then we will be free to follow God’s plan and His agenda, which always leads to peace, instead of our plan that often leads to stress, anxiety and disappointment. When we line our plans and our schedule up with the Spirit of God, we have no need to fear that anything will be missing, broken or incomplete. We will be free to succeed through Christ.
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (KJV)
Today’s Life Key: Work by the Spirit.