Then, test the spirits.
Don’t let your heart be fooled by eloquent speeches or unproven theories of origin.
Self focused affirmations are not an illuminating force.
Don’t let your faith be shaken by the enemy of your soul.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
1 John 4:1-6 NASB
In Genesis 8, God noted that man’s heart is intent on evil from youth.
It is only the Spirit of God in us that leads us and helps us rise above our own selfish intentions.
The Spirit guides us to a Christ centered sticking place. And when we can’t hold on, He will never let go.