What is the cause of your conflicts and quarrels with each other? Doesn’t the battle begin inside of you as you fight to have your own way and fulfill your own desires? – James (Jacob) 4:1 TPT.
Our own desires are desires of the flesh and not of the Spirit and it’s those carnal desires that cause division in families, churches and in the body of Christ. When we are united in vision and purpose we can fulfill what GOD wants us to do but where there is disunity and selfish ambition, the opposite proves true (James 3:16). We cannot claim to be walking in love when we are living in disunity. Jesus says in His Word that it is our love for one another that will prove to the world that we are His disciples (John 13:35).
The devil‘s strategy is divide and conquer, so we as children of GOD need to discern the enemy’s attacks and fight for our love walk. It is GOD’s desire and His perfect will that we grow, He doesn’t condemn us, in fact He wants to help us grow in maturity so that we can grow in unity and be one and when this happens, we know we are walking in love and GOD is glorified. “Some of you are saying, “I am a follower of Paul.” Others are saying, “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Peter,” or “I follow only Christ.” Has Christ been divided into factions? Was I, Paul, crucified for you? Were any of you baptized in the name of Paul? Of course not!” (1 Corinthians 1:12-13).
It is only a child that fights to have their own way and fulfill their own desires, when we grow we learn to put the needs of others and that of the family, church and body of Christ before our own. We can learn from Jesus who suffered and gave His life for us, we must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had, not to be selfish and to try impress others but to be humble, thinking of others better than ourselves. Not to look at our own interests but take an interest in others too. (Philippians 2:3-5). It’s time to stop fighting each other but to recognize the real enemy and fight back! Fight for our love walk!
It is only a child that fights to have their own way and fulfill their own desires, when we grow we learn to put the needs of others and that of the family, church and body of Christ before our own