Impersonating Dr. Roy

Posted: July 14, 2012 in Theological Thoughts
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In 8th grade I had a leading role of Mad Dr. Roy in our middle school play, The Great Ghost Chase.  The gist of it was that the patients at an insane asylum took over, imprisoned the real staff, and began to impersonate the staff.  My character, Mad Dr. Roy, impersonated the head of the asylum, Dr. Roy.  My character took on a role he wasn’t meant or even able to fill.  The results were disastrous and quite comical.  The play consisted of the patients unraveling and the real staff regaining control of the asylum.

The Holy Spirit has a very important role to fill in our lives (John 16:8, 13-14 & 2 Cor 3:18 to name a few).  For me personally, it’s a temptation to impersonate not Mad Dr. Roy but Holy Spirit in my own life (fix my sin problems on my own, find my own truth, predict what’s ahead in my life, understand Jesus on my own, and try to be more like Jesus on my own).  I’m not meant to or able to do these things alone and when I try to the results disastrous and comical.

Recently, I’ve been making a conscious effort to give Holy Spirit opportunity and space to fill His role in my life and He has been like only He can!  He’s teaching me how to balance life between God, fiancée, church work, family, friends and myself.  Holy Spirit teaching and transforming me is much more effective than trying all on my own.  Also, I’m a very task oriented person and it’s hard for me to make time for people, especially when that requires halting a task.  When that has happened, His voice has calmed my frustration and directed me to make time for the person.  Again, I couldn’t effectively do that on my own.  I struggle with being kind to others at all times.  Holy Spirit has shown me a few different people being genuinely kind to others and brought conviction to my life.  He has also swelled my heart with God’s kindness for others and shown me that true kindness is based not in a self made concoction but in God’s heart and His heart flowing through me.  Holy Spirit fills His role in my life quite well.

I’m done impersonating Holy Spirit in my life.  He does a much better job of being Himself anyways!


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