The Holy Spirit guides us and changes us. But we must be willing to be conformed to the image of Christ. Sometimes the Holy Spirit needs to confront us as believers, in order to change us. In his many series, like Kitchen Nightmares, chef Gordon Ramsay confronts business owners who are struggling. Most of the time he must reveal that they are the problem and need to change. For many people, such a confrontation is difficult to come to grips with. But they need to grieve over how bad their situation is. Only in confronting this truth can something positive then take place. Confronting failure leads to growth and sanctification. Facing what consumes us makes us free.
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