The soul was not created to handle the responsibility of success without the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Success without the leadership of the Holy Spirit results in the pride of life where self-centeredness is the intent of everything that is achieved in life. When self-centeredness is able to rule, inequality is being practiced towards the people who encounter the self-centered individual (Proverbs 29:12).
The word of God tells us in Luke 12:48, “But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.”
Success comes with responsibilities that require tender love and care in order for love to fruitfully multiply towards people we are assigned to do life with. This is why God says no flesh can glory in His presence. The flesh takes what was meant to be a blessing and turns it into a curse outside of the leadership of God’s Holy Spirit. We need God to make our mind, spirit, soul and body whole in His power, love and sound mind. To be whole is to be of one with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Our wholeness will translate into the lifestyle we live that consist of our relationships, health and life’s work. At the root of all these blessings must be the presence of the Holy Spirit. If not then it will be the presence of Satan’s spirit, better known as the pride of life, that will curse what was meant to be used for good, causing sorrow, pain and loss because he desires to kill, steal and destroy the presence of God in the soul of mankind.
It is important that will allow ourselves time to discover our authentic self in the image and likeness of the Creator God because we come to understand how He has created us whole in His image according to His likeness. Understanding this wholeness that is our true identity empowers us to handle the weight of success in our personal and professional relationships. We will be prepared to experience a lifestyle full of the richness of His presence in our personal and professional relationships. We will be able to enjoy an abundant life in His loving presence because His presence of love should live in our personal and professional relationships. I encourage you to pursue God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. When you do this, you will become one with His love where the authentic you is revealed and your authentic life becomes your new found reality.
The daily devotional I provide on this online publication is an opportunity to begin to discover how to handle the responsibility of success in your personal and professional relationships. I also provide additional resources for the women who are members of VWL Community. Join us for a 40 day Spiritually Fit For Life Empowerment Journey where we focus on strengthening the whole person to awaken our awareness of the fulfillment of God’s promises in our relationships, health, career and lifestyle.