Who Ya Feeding?

An Indian chief was speaking with his grandson concerning the battle that wages within every believer. He said, “There is a warring of the flesh and the Spirit within us. It is much like two wolves fighting”. The grandson asked, “Papa, which one wins the fight”? The Chief replied, “The one you feed the most”. Indeed, there is a battle within every believer and the one we feed the most will rule our lives. Paul writes, those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires (Romans 8:5). Verse 8 adds that those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

Workplace believer, who ya feeding? Do you find you are being ruled mostly by fleshly desires or by the Spirit of God within you? There is an endless supply of “flesh food”; those sinful tendencies that exist in man, most of which are related to bodily appetites and ambitions. Feeding on flesh-food will make us no different from others and will certainly not please God (vs. 8). However, feeding on “Spirit food” will set us apart and help us to live in accordance with what the Spirit desires. Moreover, it will help control our desires, direct our thoughts, actions and right responses toward others.

Being an effective servant of the Lord and his people at work, demands that every believer spend adequate time feeding on the written Word of God. To know Him and to follow his instruction necessitates dining with Him at His table. Being led by the Holy Spirit requires we surrender to Him and consume His daily provision. Believers at work who have been feasting on Spirit-food will shine forth the light of Christ and have a transformational presence. The fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control) will be evident in their lives.

Your workplace challenge is to feed daily from the King’s table. Reject flesh-food and make it your priority to feed fully on Spirit-food which is the written word of God. If you do, you will be set apart and have a kingdom impact at work where God has called you to serve.  Make today count for His glory.