As humans, our tendency is to operate out of our own willfulness and our own sense of what we think we need to do. This is running in the flesh. When we run in the flesh, we are not allowing the Spirit to guide us, lead us, or grace us.
Here's how we can know if we are running in the flesh.
- There is a sense of anxiety or drivenness, willfulness, frustration, impatience, pride.
- There is an intensity and aggression that is robbing us of peace, joy, and love.
- There is no peace.
Brothers and sisters, I give you this teaching to help you begin to discern the movement of the Spirit in your lives and to learn how to catch yourselves.