The Holy Spirit wants to constantly reveal truth to us. We sometimes get stuck in our thinking. We think, “the Holy Spirit always manifests Himself like THIS,” but people’s experiences are quite varied.
The Spirit also comes to convict us of sin. You have to be honest with yourself before God can work in you. Whatever your experience, He is near.
Because of Jesus, we all have in common faith, hope, and love. Each of us is a unique vessel, designed to hold His Spirit in a unique way. No matter what you’ve been through, God can take you and heal you and restore you. No sin can stop grace! Nothing is impossible for Him!
Isaiah 64:8 NIV
Yet you, Lord , are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
Be careful of telling someone, “THIS is how you should be.” A potter cannot make matching sets of dishes. That must be done with a mold. But God is the master Potter.
1 Corinthians 2:6-16 NIV
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him— these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.