The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. Thosecontrolled by the sinful nature cannot please God. You, however, are controlled not bythe sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.
The key to being controlled by the Spirit is to be conscious of God all the time.Usually, we are only conscious of what we can tangibly see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.Because the spiritual realm is outside our natural perception, we tend to forget about it.But when we are touched by the fire of God, we become more sensitive to God’s presence. We can recognize how He is moving in our lives and what He wants us to do(or not to do!).When we are filled with the Spirit of God, He will give us a burden to do Hiswork. When it is a God-given burden, we will be able to go through difficulties in order complete the task.
Israelites in the time of building the Tabernacle
“So Bezalel, Oholiab and every skilled person to whom the LORD has given skill and ability to know how to carry out all the work of constructing the sanctuary are to do thework just as the LORD has commanded.” Then Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiaband every skilled person to whom the LORD had given ability and who was willing tocome and do the work.
God put the burden He had given to Moses to the Israelite elders as well, so thatthey would be willing to take care of the Israelite people.
I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of the Spirit that is on you and put the Spirit on them. They will help you carry the burden of the people so that you will not have to carry it alone.
The Israelites after they returned from Babylon
So the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of the whole remnant of the people. They came and began to work on the house of the LORD Almighty, their God.
At all times, we should be filled with the Holy Spirit so that we will always bewilling to do whatever is required to extend the Kingdom of God. If we are not filled withthe Spirit, we will be easily distracted by the temporary things of this world.