soul & spirit

stress

Our minds don’t work well in chaos.

They are made to function optimally in a peaceful environment.

That doesn’t mean challenges aren’t good. Challenges can push us to become better, but chaos makes us shut down.

There is good stress. That’s the type of stress you feel when you’re excited.

When you exercise, you stress your body to stay healthy and build strength. Stress can be good or bad, and bad stress results in chaos.

Like everything in life, how we view stressful situations can affect how we react to these circumstances.

The way you view stress can make a difficult situation work for you or against you. 

gatekeeper

It’s all about perception; how we think impacts how we act. It opens and closes doors of emotion.

It serves as the gatekeeper to the information we choose to absorb, and it decides what we say, whether or not we want to say it.

the beginning

The first thing we need to do to start cleaning up our mental mess is to go back to the beginning.

The beginning for us as Christians. Back to our very birth. We must understand what happened to us at that critical moment in our lives.

surprise

When we are born again, the Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

That’s not talking about everything in your body. If you were short before you were saved, you are short after you got saved. Everything isn’t new in your soul ( your mind, will, and emotions). We still forget where we put our keys.

This passage talks about our spirit.

Most people don’t know the difference between soul and spirit because they look so similar to us that the only way to divide it is with the Word of God.

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For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

Our spirit is made new; it’s the place God dwells in us. It’s a perfect, holy temple.

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“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”

Colossians 1:27

growing season

With knowledge, you are now armed with the necessary tools to understand these passages…

  • 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • 1 Corinthians 6:19
  • 1 John 2:20
  • 1 Corinthians 2:16
  • 1 John 2:27
  • 1 Corinthians 6:11
  • 1 John 4:17
  • Ephesians 1:3
  • 2 Corinthians 9:8
  • Romans 8:28-30
  • 1 Peter 2:9
  • Ephesians 6:13
  • Romans 8:11
  • Hebrews 13:5

 

Join me next time in Unclutter your Mind Pt II to discover a key to why you don’t see the promises of God in your life and why understanding the difference between your spirit, soul, and body plays a massive role in cleaning up your mental mess.

In His service, 

Abbie