SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR. PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE.
TOPIC: THERAPIES FOR LACK OF SELF-CONTROL.
WEDNESDAY 14TH. OCTOBER, 2020.
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When you walk consistently in the spirit, it is difficult to fulfil the lusts of the flesh.
Earlier, we saw that the lack of self-control is a deadly enemy of destiny. When you lack self-control, your destiny is out of control.
It is therefore, important to deal with the lack of self-control in order to have guaranteed fulfilment of life and destiny.
Today, I will give you three therapies for the lack of self-control.
- Absolutely surrender yourself to the control of the Holy Spirit.
Ask the Holy Spirit to take over your life. Ask Him to empower your will so you can do the right things that you want to do. Walking in the spirit is the secret of dealing with the flesh (Galatians 5:16). When you walk in the spirit, it is difficult to fulfil the lusts of the flesh.
- You must learn to say “No” to the flesh (Luke 9:23).
You must learn to say “No” to your flesh. Learn to make yourself do the right things that you want to do. When the mind is made up, anything is possible. There is always a way when there is a will.
- Surround your life with disciplined people.
Let serious-minded people be your friends. Surround your life with disciplined people (Proverbs 27:17).
If you are surrounded with unserious and undisciplined people, your life will move in that direction. Association with one undisciplined person can change your life negatively.
Beloved, don’t associate with people who lack self-control.
Remember this: When you walk consistently in the spirit, it is difficult to fulfil the lusts of the flesh.
- Make up your mind to walk in the spirit.
- Say “No” to your flesh always.
- Avoid the wrong association; surround yourself with disciplined people.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for showing me the secrets of control over the flesh. I receive Your grace to walk in the Spirit, suppress the flesh and surround myself with disciplined people Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEADLY ENEMIES OF DESTINY (PART 2).
QUOTE: “Accountability imparts caution and discipline.¬ That means you have someone who can ask you, ‘Did you pray today? How is your spiritual life? How is your study of the Word? How about that thing you are battling with?”’ Culled from “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Matthew 24-26
AMAZING FACT: The fastest land animal on the planet is a cheetah. It can reach speeds of up to 75 mph (120 kph). While the Peregrine Falcon is the fastest bird, with a diving speed of 242 mph (390 kph). The Black Marlin is the fastest sea animal, and can swim up to 80 mph (130 kph).
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The power to say NO to the flesh be released for you in Jesus’ Name.