A healthy faith in God is rooted in strong convictions. These hefty tentacles of belief enable God’s beloved children to be steadfast, immovable, and fruitful in the Lord’s work. They provide a stability which eliminates being tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of false doctrine. The inherent strength of these convictions also allows a Christian to focus upon the needs of others and submit to another’s preferences in matters of indifference and personal taste.
The Spirit-filled are not self-assertive. They do not desire or demand preeminence. Rather, because of their reverence for God and loving respect for their Lord, they prefer the personal preferences of others over their own.
“Submitting to one another in the fear of God” (Ephesians 5:21) is not irksome to the Spirit-filled.