A Letter to a Father about the SOUL

The letter that I am sharing with you today is a short letter but a compelling letter. In this letter, I would like for you to pay close attention to the scriptures that I am about to give you because I promise you by the end of this letter you will have revelatory knowledge that you never knew you needed. The first verse that I would like for you to pay attention to is in the book of Proverbs 11:30 and it reads. “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that winneth souls is wise.”(KJV) The soul consists of your mind, will, and emotions. The reason you must know this is because when you become intentional about what you allow to enter your soul your life will change in a significant way. You will begin to have victory in areas of your life and be very fruitful. Allow me to go further. I’m sure the majority of you reading this has gone through some heartbreak or heartache. Ask yourself what happens when you are having the experience of a breakup or death or anything that can cause you much pain. You think about the person constantly, so they are always on your mind. Other times you may find yourself crying or angry, and you may snap at others unintentionally. Then there are times when the relationship is ungodly, and you know that it is not suitable for you, but you keep going back to the link. All of these things are impacting your soul. You could say that the person or thing have won your soul. Therefore we have soul ties.
Another thing you must know it’s not always people it is drugs, alcohol, etc. Whatever it is that affects your mind, will, and emotions. How do these things or situations get into our soul? Influence of the soul happens through our five senses. Touch, taste, vision, and smell, hearing is the five senses. As a Father, you must be intentional about what enters your soul through your senses because it eventually downloads in your subconscious mind. If you read the word of God more than anything else, it will ultimately download into your subconscious mind, and that will come out of you. The same rule applies if you speak to a negative person regularly then eventually they will have an impact on your soul. Galatians 5:16-23, it reads “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other so that you are not to do whatever[a] you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.”
I want you to understand this as a Leader and a Father. You must ALWAYS walk in the spirit so that you can win souls to Jesus Christ so that you can win your family to Christ.
When we purchase things that we see other athletes wear like the basketball shoes named after a particular player that we enjoy watching. We are buying because we like how well they play and the companies that endorse them are selling how disciplined the athlete is. You must also be aware that if an athlete were to do something detrimental or that the company deems as unacceptable behavior then the endorsement is pulled from the table.
I used this illustration to help you see the importance of being intentional about what enters our soul because most of the time when these vast endorsements are lost is because of behavior or lack of self-control.
It is my prayer that you grab hold of this revelation and never allow it to leave you. I pray that the Holy Spirit will give you the power to grab hold of yourself when anger rises, or you are disappointed and reminds you to operate in the fruit of the spirit. I leave you with this scripture, and it is found in Proverbs 16:32. “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.” Be light, be love, be wise.

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