Wired for Success Through the Spirit

I am not an electrician but I do use electrical items on a daily basis and what I recognize is that even the best made electrical item has a weakness:

It contains delicate parts which can be destroyed or damaged under certain conditions.


Very often, if not always, those electrical items cannot function effectively or at all without those delicate parts. The manufacturer of the electrical item built it with the best materials and it was wired correctly for success but the item still had that weakness. The weakness was not the fault of the manufacturer. The weakness is a natural part of life on earth. The strongest tree can be uprooted. The strongest house can be destroyed. Everything in the world is vulnerable to something greater than itself.

The delicate parts of an electrical item are similar to the delicate parts of the human being. Those delicate parts are our heart and our soul (mind, will and emotions). The strongest person can suffer from a broken heart. The most intelligent person can lose their mind. Human beings can do extraordinary things. They can build extraordinary things. However, we all have a weakness:

We contain delicate parts which can be destroyed or damaged under certain conditions.

Our weakness was not the fault of our manufacturer. In the beginning:

God created the Heavens and the earth…And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was VERY GOOD…(Gen.1:31 KJV)

Everything that God made in the beginning was very good. However, mankind had some delicate parts which needed to be guarded on a continual basis. If these parts were not guarded then mankind would become subject to death. God told Adam:

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. (Gen.2:17 KJV)

God created Adam in His own image and after His own likeness. God crowned Adam with glory and honour (Psalm 8:5). However, there was a commandment (a rule or law) that Adam had to observe if he wanted to be free from death. We all know about instruction manuals. These manuals give us information about the product; how to assemble it and how to operate it but these manuals also inform us how to  of the product to ensure that it remains in good working order for as long as possible. Sometime we ignore the ‘warnings’ of the manufacturer and we treat that product in many different ways. Then one day we find that the product is not working or not working efficiently. In those times we cannot blame the manufacturer. The manufacturer wired that product for success and gave us the instructions on how to protect it but the user had different plans.

God wired human beings for success and warned them of the danger of making the wrong decision concerning the ‘forbidden fruit’. However, they still made the wrong decision because they were led by the wrong thing. We know we have weaknesses as human beings but God has made a way for us to overcome those weaknesses:

Being led by the Holy Spirit

Adam was led by Eve. Eve was deceived by the Serpent and led by her desire for the ‘forbidden fruit’. As a result we all became weak to sin but God has given us the victory through His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus overcame sin by giving His life for the entire world on the cross. Because of His sacrifice all who believe in Jesus are able to receive the Holy Spirit and all who are led by the Holy Spirit will overcome their weaknesses:

For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8: NIV)

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