“And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh…” (Genesis 6:3)
Why did the Lord say flesh? This is because the person seeks his or her own honour and wants everything to go well, so that they can feel good about themselves.
What happens when you feel good about yourself? You demand more from others; you are not watchful; you think you are “worthy” of a position, and when another colleague is given the position instead of you, you feel that it’s unfair and you do not understand why. After all, all the attention should be focused on you. This happens when you expect something or you feel like only you are worthy of doing certain things.
When you feel good about your job, automatically, you feel independent. You know everything, you have control, you know how to manage my time, etc. – you know how to grow. However, you have to be careful with some things, which make you ‘overcome’, because they are not blessings. Blessings are not your possessions!
The proof of this is, Jesus lost everything and everyone, even being without the Father. It was after He lost everything that He was allowed to return to the Father and sit upon the throne and so, every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess before Him!
The Father did this when the Lord Jesus lost everything to prove Who He was. He lost His “title” and was naked, but the worst thing was, for Him to be away from the Father. He didn’t “lose” because he had done wrong, but it was out of obedience! If the Lord Jesus had done what pleased Him, He would not have died for us on the cross, because it was not pleasing to Him to be away from the Father.
God will not act forever in those who delight themselves with earthly things and covet what pleases their eyes.
Have you already responded to the question: “What do you like to do the most?”