Holding on to insecurities, abandonment, low self-esteem, rejection, self-doubt, etc. are our ghost. Only the release of what haunts us will lead to the breakthrough we desperately need to understand how God see’s us.
It has been at least a couple of months since the last time I have blogged. God demanded my attention in an urgent matter that caused me to give up social media for a spell, and to fine tune my spiritual ear to His request. Through my consecration, I wrestled with coming into agreement with God. I fought with how His vision saw something that was inconceivable in my eyes. I fought with Him pushing me out into places where I wanted to stay silent and comfortable. I fought with the fear of the unknown and the fear of becoming overwhelmed. I wanted a plain simple life. He wants to lift me up and out so that He may be glorified.
In the Merriam- Webster definition the word disembodied stuck out to me when looking at the definition of the word “ghost”. Disembodied means to separate from or existing without the body. It is disconnected from a solid form or body. Our human bodies can be disembodied from the will of God, the body of Christ causing us to wander around the Earth as ghost because we want to hold onto all these issues that are road blocks, destiny deterrents, and purpose assassins.
It took much prayer, many encounters, many confirmations, many sleepless nights to convince my flesh that I had to give up the ghost. I had to give up what was separating me from the things I was put on God’s heart to do. To give up the fear, the insecurities that haunted my soul. I grew weary in fighting and realized that i would rather grow weary fighting WITH God rather than AGAINST Him.
When Jesus died on Cavalry, at those very last moments of his life, very last moments of living in his flesh, He felt these things that haunt us. I can imagine Jesus feeling doubtful and fearful, as He waited on the outcome of what He was born to do.
And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. Luke 23:46 (KJV)
To “give up the ghost” means “to die”. To die to our flesh. To give up the issues that prevent us from going forward in our call, assignments, destiny, and purpose. Our flesh only feels rejected, fearful, insecure, doubtful, and experience self-esteem. When will you give up your host of ghost?