We live life in a body. We have a soul (mind, will & emotions), and we are a spirit (God breathed His life, or Spirit into us). My focus is on the will. The will is the area perhaps least talked about, but just like the mind and emotions, it has much to do with how our lives and relationships operate. What I will to do, or not to do, can carry me away as a captive, or propel me into wonderful places. God himself will not take my will from me. He is the one who gave it to me to start with. Therefore, it is my choice how to direct it.
Directive: A statement, or declaration, that provides direction for an action to be taken.
If my soul is being lead by the Spirit of God, then my mind, will, and emotions align with one another.
- My Mind — I can have the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5).
- My Will — By the Word of God I can know His will for me and can agree, or not agree with it!
- My Emotions — The emotions will then follow the rejoicing, or the rebelling of my mind and will.
With this in mind, there are five directives that I personally choose (or will) to do. Each of these brings unique benefits to my life.
1.) I Will to ………. Love! Love God and love others (1 John 4:8-17). For those who do not love me, I will love them anyway! Love never fails (1 Corinthians 15)! I can and will count on love.
2.) I Will to ……….. Be a giver, full of generosity and gracious at every opportunity. John 3:16 says, “For God so Loved the world, that He GAVE …… Giving is simply Godly!
3.) I Will to ……… Listen closely and learn. Listen to God. “My sheep know my voice,” John 10:14, 27. I will listen to the voice of God and be taught by men with wisdom. I will not cease to learn good things.
4.) I Will to ……….. Be joyful and live a happy, fruitful life, because I am blessed! I am a friend of God (James 2:23, John 15:15). I am blessed going in and coming out. I am going over and not under. I am blessed and not cursed. I am redeemed, bought with a price, and a child of God (Romans 8:14). I have every reason to walk in Joy and Fruitfulness!
5.) I Will to ……….. Speak only what is good and what I desire in my life. I will not allow my words to be filled with anything but blessings, faith, goodness, joy, peace, and love. I will speak the word of God, and He will empower His words coming from my mouth. I have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:15). I am His Ambassador in this earth. “As he is, so are we, in this world,” 1 John 4:17.
Direct your will, just as you direct your mind and your emotions. You are given a soul to rule over. Designed directives will help you transform your life.