My father was a regiment guy. A Corporal in the local regiment, I recall as a child going with my mother to collect him from duty. On occasions, the soldiers would be marching in one spot or marking time, it really looked impressive as everyone marched in sync, as they were in step with one another.
I’m reminded of a particular scripture, Apostle Paul penned these words to the church at Galatia, to keep in step with the Spirit. The steps of the Spirit are tangible. They require one to demonstrate, love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Gal. 5:22-26, NIV)
Healthy relationships, whether found in church, your place of employment or family, requires one to keep in step by marking time in the Spirit. Can you demonstrate in your most confrontational situation, love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control? Remember the value of being in sync with the Spirit promotes an atmosphere of respect, humility and an openness to receive the hidden gem that rests in the bowels of the confrontation. Within the confrontation, if you listen intently enough you will hear, I’m hurting, confused, disappointed, even ignored. I do believe the number one gem is insecurity. When you keep in step with the Spirit, you become sensitized to those hidden gems and should be better prepared to respond to and not react to the negative behavior.
Today, choose to keep in step by marking time; the Holy Spirit is a powerful advocate and intercessor for all things relevant to you becoming the best you. However, if you are known as a reactor, you invalidate who you truly are.
You are the composer with the pen. Begin transcribing your destiny by keeping in step with the Spirit, he will never lead you astray.