Lindsay Roberts – Second of two parts
The Bible talks about a double-minded man. James 1:8 says, A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. That means you can’t think this way for the Lord and then turn and think another way for the world. It won’t work.
A double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways. If you try to please the world and, at the same time, try to please God, you are going to be torn right up the middle. It’s not humanly possible to do both because you were spiritually created. Your spiritual man cannot be in absolute harmony with your worldly man.
The Bible says that the carnal mind is at enmity, or argument, or contention, with God. Your mind is not going to do everything the way you expect it. It is then that you must listen to your spirit-man.
In the Garden of Eden, everything got all goofed up. Man was created as a spirit. He elevated himself in his mind, and he ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. He tried to put his brain above his spirit, and when he did, he was kicked out of the Garden.
That’s how man fell; that’s how we, as a human race, became separated from a loving God. And from that moment on, his brain began to operate more than his spirit. His brain began to take control and lead him more than his spirit. His brain began to make more decisions for him than his spirit-man — instead of walking around with his spirit-man first, with his brain-man and his emotional-man following.
God said, “That is not the way it’s supposed to be.”
The Bible says, Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).
From this moment on, remember that God tells us in Isaiah 43:18˗19, Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
So, bury the ghosts of your past. Tell your spirit-man to line up with the Word of God. You make the decision in your mind, in your will, and in your spirit. If you do it through the Word of God, and if you’ve asked Father God to help you, the Bible says, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). And “I” means “You!”