A disobedient heart can be a major stumbling block in anyone’s relationship with the one true God. Those who have a disobedient heart will always be reluctant to correction, both from God and their siblings in faith. We can’t walk around proclaiming to be children of God when we choose to disobey everything he tells us to do. Here are 3 ways to deal with a heart full of disobedience.
Acknowledge You Have A Disobedient Heart
The first step to overcoming a disobedient heart is acknowledging that parts of your life is being ruled by a disobedient spirit. It is so easy for us to play the blame game, when the finger isn’t pointing towards us. But we need to take a moment and reflect on our actions the way God reflects on our actions. We cannot be effective in doing the work of Christ if we have characteristics that are not of Christ (Mathew 7:3-5).
We need to become sick to our sin in order to become remorseful and led to change. We must hate actions that are evil and not of God (Psalm 97:10). Disobedience is not of God and should have no root in us. To God rebellion and disobedience is just as bad as witchcraft and is grounds to reject us and everything we desire to do (1 Samuel 15:23)
If we don’t acknowledge that we have a problem then we will continue living as though there is no problem. We become blind to our sin and then it will overtake our lives.We will have to continually pray over a spirit of disobedience if it rules our lives until it no longer has a hold over us. Click To Tweet
Understand The Root Behind Your Disobedience
The root of disobedience is a sin, the idea that our ways are much better than the ways of God. Simply put, we all have sinful natures and fall short of the glory of God. But God stills calls us righteous because of the bloodshed of Jesus (Romans 2:23-24). But Jesus did not sacrifice himself so that we could constantly fall back into sin. He died so that we can become the righteousness of Christ and do the work God is calling us to do (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus died so that we can reach the nations and grow our spiritual family.
We are not slaves to sin and should not live a life that says we are (Romans 6:6). Our sin died on the cross with Christ, so how is it that sometimes we decide to revive dead sin. We have to daily kill the sin within us, not allowing it to subdue the Holy Spirit that dwells within us (Romans 8:12-13). So we have to understand our triggers of disobedience.Understand The Root Behind Your Disobedience Click To Tweet
Repent and Pray Over Your Disobedience
After we identify the root of our disobedience, we have to pray and repent. Repent simply means to turn away from sin and turn to God. It is two fold. We cannot truly repent of our actions if we constantly return to them. Jesus made it possible for us to be new creations who are led by the Holy Spirit to conquer all manner of fleshly desires (2 Corinthians 5:17). If we truly believe that Jesus died for our sins then we will allow his love to control our actions so that we can become more like him (2 Corinthians 5:14).
Prayer is one of the actions that Jesus will lead us to. We will have to continually pray over the spirit of disobedience that rules our lives until it no longer has a hold over us (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Prayer is our first line of defense to the effects of sin. In prayer we are reminded of who God is and what he has brought us from. Prayer rejuvenates us and encourages us to not go on sinning. Because of prayer we are choosing life in the power of Christ over death in the turmoil of sin.