Proverbs 25:28 – He that hath no rule over is own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
How important is it for us to control our spirit? It is of the utmost importance! People are watching: co-workers, friends, children, spouses, neighbors, and people we see out and about. Everyone is looking and watching our every move, especially if we claim to be a “Christian.” People will examine us closely to see if walk the walk!
Controlling our spirit is how we handle our emotions, thoughts, and reactions to the situations that come up in life. If we don’t control our spirit well, then we are like a city that is destroyed, which makes it useless. An uncontrolled spirit also is like a city without walls, having no protection from the enemy. If we fail to control our emotions, thoughts, and reactions we destroy our testimony for God and we make ourselves an easy target for the enemy. Remember greater is He (God) that is in us than that dirty dog satan who in the world tempting us! Let’s control our spirit and make our life a well fortified city for God’s Word to dwell and grow!