STOP EXPLAINING YOURSELF! Has anyone ever said any of this to you? “Why didn’t you just cuss her out? That couldn’t be me!” or “Are you going to let your supervisor bully you and you just sit there and take it?” or “How can you love her after what she did to you? You are a fool!” or “You better stand up for yourself!” or “Didn’t you just mess up and backslide this weekend?” Yes, they’ve said it to me too!
In my study with one of my study partners, the Holy Spirit gave us powerful revelation! We do not have to explain ourselves to people! Some of us are explaining and justifying why we are “now, all of a sudden” giving God all the glory, loving like Christ said to love, fasting, and allowing the Holy Spirit to transform our lives. Stop explaining yourself right now! Why? Because when people look at things, other people, or situations in the “natural,” people will never understand the things of the “spirit.” So why are we explaining ourselves?
As we “daily” develop our relationship with Christ, He reveals to us how we are to act, what we are to say, how we are to love, and how He forgives us when we mess up! But people who aren’t developing their relationship with Christ won’t understand why you ‘do what you do,’ even if you try to explain it, post it, debate it, or argue it!
I Corinthians 2:15-16 “But the natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he is not able to understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. Now the spiritual person discerns all things, but he himself is judged by no one.”
You keep discerning how the Spirit wants you to handle your kids, your job, your relationship, your marriage, your money. God judges you! Act, say, respond in a way that pleases Him, not people. There is no explanation needed! Dr.J.