What am I filled with?
My heart is always filled with something.
I want to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
But He can’t fill me if I am already full.
Am I filled with pride?
There is no room for Him.
Am I filled with anger?
Then I don’t even hear His voice.
Am I filled with impatience and unforgiveness?
Then He is grieved.
Am I filled with the lust for pleasure?
Then I push Him aside.
Am I obsessed with myself?
Then I don’t see Him.
To be filled with the Holy Spirit,
I must be emptied of pride, anger,
unforgiveness, self-seeking and lust.
This means I must be willing to let go.
I can’t live without sin.
I will never be perfect.
But I can let go.
I can choose what I will seek.
I can change directions when I realize I’m headed the wrong way.
I can look to Jesus the author and finisher of my faith.
I can ask the Holy Spirit to cleanse me and be in charge.
He never forces us to be filled but He always responds to a sincere heart!