Let Holy Spirit Control Your Mind

Let Holy Spirit Control Your Mind
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So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. Romans 8:6 (NLT)

Take a moment and pay attention to the kind of topics you were thinking about for the last ten minutes. Did you think thoughts that inspire and encourage? Or, were they thoughts of despair, and doubt? Did you think uplifting and positive thoughts, or were you looking at the downside of your situation? Are you thinking of ways to please God or are you trying to get out of obeying the Word of God? Paul continued and clarified his train of thought in this way:

For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God. But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. Romans 8:7–9 (NLT)

It is impossible to be at peace when you are at war with God’s will for your life. Daily, Holy Spirit teaches us to obey God’s will and to become more like Him. Our sinful human natures are selfish and want to dethrone God in our thoughts, words, and actions. Elsewhere, Paul contrasted what our sinful natures produce and what Holy Spirit produces: