We used to have a young man then on campus who would always prioritize thinking above praying. He actually preached a message while in fellowship where he said to everyone; “you need sensibility in the journey of life, not sensitivity.” It bothered me. Today, his life is a reflection of what lack of sensitivity would cause a man.

Friend, in the journey of life, you need sensitivity more than sensibility. You must prioritize spiritual sensitivity above mental exertion (Job 32:8). Your mind has not been given you to lead you, but to follow what your spirit receives. The capacity and effectiveness of the mind is a function of the sensitivity of your spirit.

“…May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:23). You are a spirit, you have a soul and you live in a body. Your spirit is the most important part of you. The order of arrangement must be Spirit, Soul and Body. Your spirit receives information (revelation), your mind processes it while your body executes it.

“The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly” (Proverbs 20:27). The capacity of your spirit is limitless. Your spirit is ageless and boundless. It operates in the realm of eternity. Your spirit knows what your mind does not know. While your mind depends on information, your spirit lives by revelation. In the school of destiny, revelation is superior to education (Luke 4:4, Galatians 2:2).

“But God has revealed them unto us by his Spirit…” (1 Corinthians 2:10). There are things that God wants to reveal to you as far as your destiny of greatness is concerned. You need a sensitive spirit to tap into them. This is why the devil would do everything possible to ensure that you are not sensitive so he can take advantage of you (1 Corinthians 12:1, 2 Corinthians 2:11). Developing spiritual sensitivity would help you to operate in supernatural intelligence; you would always know what to do (John 6:6).

“For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable unto all things…” (1 Timothy 4:8). Spiritual sensitivity is not a gift; it is a walk of spiritual activities. When you exercise your spirit via prayers, worship and the right atmosphere, you culture it in such a way that it can perceive what God is saying or showing. At the crossroads of destiny, you must not judge by what you see but by what He shows (Isaiah 11:1-3, 30:20-21, 2 Corinthians 5:7).

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria