Difference between Doing and Being…

30 09 2007

I awoke this morning thinking about Christ,  how he fulfilled the Law. He paid the price for our sin, freeing us to live by the Spirit and begin “being” who we really are rather then trying to do until we have become someone.  

         As we prepare to look at the Fruits of the Spirit we need to realize Paul is trying to help us understand that there is a difference between walking as Jesus walked and gratifying the desires of our own sinful nature.  Jesus was focused on God. He wasn’t trying to do what a King did, a Savior did or a Teacher did, because he was secure in the knowledge “He was” all those things and more. That is what being is all about.       

 GAL 5:16 So I say, live by the Spirit (being), and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature (doing). 17 For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.          

          It always seems that doing is in conflict with being. Doing focuses on something, the goal. Being allows us to focus only on God himself, secure that we have nothing more to prove. Living by the Spirit begins by realizing we have nothing more to prove. Only when we have this clear understanding of Grace can we begin being! 

Let’s Pray…         

     Today I lay down every area in my life where I have fooled myself that I am not good enough, not being secure in who I am. Father, I allow Christ’s shed blood to cover that insecurity. I speak to that insecurity within me and say to every anchor of insecurity, “you must leave in Jesus Name. You are not welcome here.” I welcome the Holy Spirit to live within me to a depth which floods my every insecurity with Peace. I am secure knowing I have nothing to prove to anyone in this world. Thank you Jesus! 




2 responses

22 02 2011
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8 09 2011

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