“Daddy, I just thought about you. I knew we would meet you on the road. Not too long, you showed up.” This statement from my daughter revealed the intelligence of the human spirit. Your spirit knows what your head does not know.

Friend, God has created man to function from his spirit. In fact, man is essentially a spirit, he has a soul and lives in a body (Genesis 1:26, John 1 Corinthians 15:45). The order of arrangement and function must be, unchangeably, “Spirit, Soul and Body”. Any attempt to reverse or distort the order would render you ineffective in life and destiny.

“…May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:23). God’s plan is that your spirit receives information, your mind processes it and your body acts it. To give the driver’s seat to your mind or body is to be a casualty in destiny (John 4:24, Romans 8:6, Philippians 3:19). The quality of your life is dependent on the strength of your spirit.

You would always invest the bulk of your time and resources in what you consider most important to you (Galatians 6:7-9). Don’t spend too much time on your mind and body to the detriment of your spirit (1 Timothy 4:7-8). We go to the gym (school of the body) to build the body, we spend years in school to build the mind, but we invest relatively little time building the spirit. You need to also attend the school of the spirit.

The intelligence of the recreated human spirit is boundless (1 Corinthians 2:12, 1 John 2:20). While your mind and body operate in the realm of time, your spirit operates in the realm of eternity. Your spirit knows what your mind does not know. It is wisdom to train and listen to your spirit (Job 32:7-9). Your mind largely functions based on what is influencing it. If you submit your mind to the influence of the spirit, you become a wonder to your world.

The Holy Spirit has been given us to help activate our human spirit (1 Corinthians 2:9-16). Your human spirit in vital connection and union with the Holy Spirit is an unbeatable force on the earth. To build spiritual capacity, train your spirit with the Word and Spirit of God (Luke 4:4), exercise your spirit by praying in tongues (Jude 1:20), and use your spirit in daily decisions and actions (Hebrews 5:14). You will succeed!

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