Who do I allow


This …

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7

And then this …

All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered. Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare of their slaves.
“And then this” came before “This” – 1 Timothy 1:2(p)

What power is this that even our basest instincts listen to love? The instinct for power or slavery. The instinct for self-discipline or disrespect. The instinct for right and wrong.

So long as I am right and you are wrong.

If I have the power of the Spirit – who can stand against me (other than my own preferences and comfort- zones)?
If I have the power of love who must I discipline (other than those who don’t see “love” like I have been taught to see love)?
If I have the power of self-discipline – why must my “sacrifices” be named “burden”?
If I have the power of the Spirit why is anything a tribulation within which I will not find love?

If I am a name myself “follower” – why do I hesitate to follow Him?

If He brings me to others – whom I have been taught to call sinners and whom I must therefore name as sinners

Just who – and what – am I following?

Am I to allow my basest instincts to overpower the Spirit.
Am I to allow that slavery in me.
Am I master of The Word.

And does that not make me
A slave of Me.
And not “A Follower” at all
Except of me
(or you).

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

So then to this …

Who do I follow?
Who do I allow?

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