I had an experience with the car battery recently that taught me a huge lesson. I had thought that the battery was intact until I was in a hurry to go catch some appointments. The car wouldn’t start. Long story short, I got another battery that did the job that day. It reminded me that without the car battery, the car is going nowhere.

Friend, you must pay attention to the most important part of your life. No matter how sophisticated a car is, no matter the interior furnishing and nice accessories, if the battery is dead or weak, the car is only a beautiful but demobilized asset. Don’t be demobilized. Get your life to work by investing in your spirit man (Luke 2:40).

“The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD…” (Proverbs 20:27). Your human spirit can be likened to the battery in a car. It is what powers your entire life. No matter how gifted or beautiful you are, you cannot make progress beyond the strength of your spirit man. Invest in your spirit man. We have laid emphasis on the Holy Spirit but little emphasis on the human spirit.

The Holy Spirit without your human spirit would not function properly (1 Corinthians 2:11-14). Simply put, the Holy Spirit needs your human spirit to function, just as a strong car engine with a bad battery is still useless. When you put your human spirit in the right shape, it helps you to connect with the activities of the Holy Spirit in your life.

“For bodily exercise profits little…” (1 Timothy 4:8). People put priority on what they consider important in their life. When I see what you spend your time, energy and resources on, I can tell what you consider the most important. If you spend more money on your makeup or hairdo than you do your spiritual growth, I can tell you rate your body above your spirit.

“And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit…” (Luke 1:80). A gadget without some accessories can still work, but without the gadget, the accessories are useless. Take care of your spirit. Invest in prayers (Acts 6:4). Feed your spirit with God’s word (Luke 4:4). Train and culture your spirit to receive from God (1 Corinthians 2:14). Stop investing in accessories to the detriment of the real you.

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