Resting in the Lord = Clarity and Accountability:
Over the past several weeks, I have really learned the importance of accountability in terms of resting in the Lord. To define this, I mean turning over my cares and worries and submitting them to Christ, or as 2 Corinthians 10:5 states “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”
To clearly define accountability in this area, I am watching my thoughts or monitoring my thoughts so the enemy does not steal my joy, peace, or love that I am to give toward others or that I experience in my own heart.
As I have reflected over the past 6 months of my life, I saw a lot of bitterness and anger creep back into my life. There were simply outside factors that I had no control over or things in my environment that I had no power over. I was letting these circumstances steal my peace and joy. I let it rob me of precious moments with those I loved because I was burnt out and exhausted.
However, as I have taken accountability for my thoughts and meditated on this verse, and started to ask for revelation and wisdom on resting in God, life is starting to improve. I am having revelation. I am feeling led back to Christ’s love. I have a friend who is showing me what it means to be in presence of Christ on a daily basis and helping me see my blind spots in my past relationships. They are also helping me see clearly where I was correct in standing my ground as well and asking others to be accountable.
I feel Christ’s peace coming back to my heart. I feel patience coming back to my heart. I feel that love at the core of my being expressing myself. I also find myself setting better boundaries and turning away things that are stealing joy and peace out of my life. I see God starting to answer some of my prayers as well.
Our spiritual being is made up of three levels: Our Spirit, Soul (mind, will, and emotions), and Body. I have really come to realize over the past few weeks that Satan and our past trauma’s love to suck us into the soul realm, where we can stay stuck in the realm of emotions. This is why it is so important to take accountability daily and renew our minds in the Word of God. Our Spirit is born again, but it is our mind/soul realm that needs the training, the discipline or the faulty belief systems changed daily, otherwise, we are tempted to go back to our old, sourish ways.
This week, focus on ways that you can meditate on taking every thought captive and submitting your belief systems that cause you stress and pain to Christ. Use this as an accountability exercise to yourself to make yourself a more peaceful and loving individual, so your relationships become more joyful, loving, and enjoyable. You will begin to see the fruits of your labor, and notice that you feel more playful, light hearted, and giving. That’s all I have to say for myself this week! Get after it!