To walk in true love is to abide in the righteousness of God by His example. Knowing the character of God [love] prompts believers to see with their spirit those things in the world [the lust of the flesh, self, pride] and to recognize when this is operating in one's life.
Self-exalting behavior is not walking in love. It is also nothing more than the desire to elevate oneself over and above God's Word. Let's look at this. Do you need to pat yourself on the back for your accomplishments rather than seeking God's approval? Are you less than content when others seem to get more attention then you? Have your career goals created internal conflict for you when your efforts are not acknowledged as you wish they were? Is the need to "toot your own horn" getting louder every day? If so, you're in the flesh-zone and it's time to move into the FOG! That's my acronym for "Focusing On God" :)
Self-seeking people set themselves apart from intimacy with God and miss out on the revelation of Him through His precious Spirit. Exceedingly, they walk more and more in their own desires [the flesh] instead of seeking Him and His Word. Why stay rooted in fear instead of blooming in love? Makes no sense to me!
Choose love. To know God who is the Spirit is to walk in complete freedom in His unadulterated love. "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthinas:17 NKJV
GBY! Barbara :)
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