The Spirit of Resistance

Bible Verse: Acts 6:10

And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.

The Spirit of Resistance:

Some time ago, a session was held on a topic relevant to many of the attendees. The facilitator started off easy by discussing the existing problems and the best way to identify them. Then he discussed how to make changes. However, when it came time for the participants to make commitments and chart a definite course of action for change, the room
slowly began to empty out. The laughter stopped and scowls and frowns replaced eager faces.

Have you ever had a feeling that it’s time to make changes in your life or something you’re doing just isn’t the best for you? Then, suddenly, trusted friends or even random strangers bring up exactly what’s been niggling at your mind.

When this happens, what do we do? Do we immediately embrace the voice of correction and make immediate changes? Or do we put up our back in resistance to the modifications we have to make and the hard work we’ll have to do to obey.

There are many different ways that the Spirit can send us correction. Consequently, there are as many different ways to resist that correction. So often, we don’t want to do the hard work when the time comes for us to make a change in our behaviour or to get rid of a bad habit. We must overcome the spirit of resistance by opening up our hearts to the changes that God wants to make in our lives. They are ultimately for our good, and we can only benefit.