During our ride in life we often get confused, which way to go and get frustrated when we have a blow out or a wrong turn. As I mention, over and over again when the ride goes wrong we go to our belief system with in our mind and heart. Sometimes that is not the right system to lean on. We need to revamp and rethink the thoughts and beliefs. Faith only becomes an outward reality when we hit these potholes on our ride. Now what? Discipline is the first word that comes to my mind, do you have the discipline to choose faith and have Christ’s presence in your life at all times? What does that look like? How do I do that?
What does that look like? The discipline to stop get off your ride and sit in stillness with your thoughts and your beliefs, asking for God’s helper, the Holy Spirit, to be the roadside assistance we need. When we take the time to reflect on the wrong turn or the surprise blow out, the beliefs and thoughts may become quite different with the power of the Holy Spirit. I think about Jesus’ words, “I have to leave you and my Father will give you another helper.” He is talking about the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit resides in you, you know you can have victory at any and all levels, the Holy Spirit enables you to triumph over all sin, to guide you to the right path.
How do I do that? Prayer, study his word, fellowship with other believers to attain a discipline. Learning to use your roadside assistance, the Holy Spirit. He is always with you and will lead you to optimistic living and vibrant faith.
“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another helper who will be with you forever. That helper is the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot accept him, because it doesn’t see or know him. You know him, because he lives with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17 NIV
Dear Heavenly Father, I know that you have plans for me and sometimes the plans are not easy and they are challenging. I pray to have the discipline to stop and listen to the helper you have provide to reside in me through you, Lord. Give me the wisdom and knowledge to ask for assistance always. In your precious name, of the risen Christ we pray. Amen.