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I have not written on the past two sermons because I don’t wanna. Frankly, I had planned to skip church during this series but, ironically, I met with the pastor before he began the series regarding my plans for serving in the church, and soooooo…..

I didn’t want to attend these sermons, nor write about them because I already know what God wants from me in regards to difficult people and, since I haven’t listened to God about what he already wants me to do, I didn’t want to be exposed to biblical teaching about what I already know God wants me to do and be reminded that I am not doing what I already know God wants me to do. (probably the longest sentence I have ever written!)

The two messages so far have been about critical people and “emotional vampires.” I guess I’m just tired of getting the crap kicked out of me at a Christian workplace and management not only not doing anything about it but saying that’s just the way it is and that’s that. So, I just feel tired and don’t feel like doing things God’s way. It is a fleshly response, I know, but right now I cannot even imagine what it would be like to live in the Spirit at work.

(Galatians 5:13-26) You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. 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 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, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

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