Who are the Children of God? Notice he didn’t say those that believe in Jesus, those that go to church, or those that keep the Ten Commandments.
Instead, he says those that are led by the Spirit of God.
Romans 8:14 NIV
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
To be led by the Holy Spirit is a personal choice each individual believer has to make. It is one thing to claim to be saved—or to have received the Holy Spirit. It is another thing to be completely led by the Holy Spirit.
Are you willing to lose control? Are you willing to be considered foolish by the world because you’re doing something that doesn’t make any sense to you or them? Are you willing to be the laughing stock of the world? Are you willing to be rejected and persecuted?
Because, when you are led by the Holy Spirit, those things will happen.
But it’s your choice. You can chose to be led by yourself, do what you want and run your own personal agenda. You can choose to follow the world and conform to her pattern and trends. Or you can choose to be led by the Holy Spirit.
The choice is definitely yours because He will never force anyone.
For me, the choice is very clear. I have chosen to love and follow the Holy Spirit. To live within His boundaries no matter the cost. And there’s no turning back.
What about you?