It’s carnal—even prideful, to think we should be further along in our ‘spirituality’ then we are right now. Truth is; we are weak, made of the dust of the earth. We desperately need the Lord every minute of every day to even survive this walk of faith.
I heard the Lord say, “Get used to being needy and dependent on Me.” The only strength we have is truly from Him! Sometimes the Lord will step back—hide Himself from us just a little so that we can sense our need for Him. He does this for our good because sometimes we think we can do this Christian walk in our own strength. Not so!
The enemy will always try to make us look to ‘self’ and try to make us feel ‘less than’ or unworthy or negative about ourselves and our circumstances. This is when we need to re-focus our eyes on Jesus, the lover of our souls—who never leaves us or forsakes us.
If we are seeking Him, we are not ‘disqualified’, and we haven’t done anything ‘wrong’. God is not mad at us. He knows our thoughts and where we’re at in our souls (minds) every moment. God loves us with the same love He has for Jesus! God completely understands our weakness, He just wants us to acknowledge it and put ourselves (souls) in His capable hands.
Re-focus on Jesus who stands before you with open arms saying, “Come to Me. I want all of your soul—your heart, mind, will and emotions. I already have your spirit (if you are born again) and no one or nothing can take that from Me!”
Hebrews 10:14 says, “For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.” It’s your spirit that has been perfected forever, your soul is being sanctified (made holy). This is a process. The soul (mind, will, emotions) is what is being renewed (sanctified) into the image of Christ.
It is a miraculous thing to be transformed into Christlikeness! He’s the only one who can transform us. The unrenewed mind can never do this without Him. It would be like picking yourself up by your own boot straps. We don’t get more faith by trying harder, we get there by surrendering all to Him and walking in trust every step of the way—knowing Him and connecting to His presence.
Psalm 9:10. And those who know your name will put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.
Proverbs 3:5–6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all you ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct you paths.
The word know and acknowledge in the above 2 scriptures is the Hebrew word yada, meaning; to perceive and see, find out, discern, to know by experience. Yada is the same word used in Genesis chapter 4 when Adam knew his wife. It speaks of intimacy. God created us for fellowship—to commune with each other in intimacy—knowing Him.