Deception · Fight · Heart

heart-fighting…

Several weeks ago… a spiritual discipline with sisters… challenged us to ask God His designation for us… or in a sense… what His name is for us…

This was not a new discipline for me… I’ve done it before… twice I’ve received parts of His designation for me… He continues to speak these two names when I ask Him what He calls me…

But this last time… He added a third… Fighter

And I thought it was odd when I heard it… but… I shared it with sisters… a couple nodded and said… Yes… I see that in you… they explained a bit… but I still wasn’t sure it was me…

Over the last couple of days… I’ve had a bit of a revelation concerning this designation…

What I see is… I’m a heart-fighter… I fight my own heart… the part still ruled by the flesh…

I fight unbelief… selfishness… envy… complacency… self-indulgence… pride… arrogance… etc… etc…

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV

I certainly don’t…! He says I have a new heart… He calls me a new creation… but like a headless snake thrashing… my deceitful heart of flesh still makes itself known…

So… Yes… if He calls me a fighter… I guess it’s true… I mostly fight myself…

Looking at loved ones around me… ones with new hearts… but thrashing old hearts… I see them… not fighting…

I see them being deceived… so I pray they would fight…

Fight against the old… and for the new…

What about you…? Have you had any good heart-fights lately…?

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