Have you ever been behind a traffic throttle while driving? Those are the drivers who enjoy controlling the speed of everyone behind them. Many times, they are traveling along at speeds that are far below the posted speed limit. I fear they see it as their personal duty to control the natural traffic flow. Now consider those that do the same thing with the Holy Spirit.
We often throttle the Holy Spirit in the world around us in an attempt to make Him conform to our desired pace. We block His ability to work in and through us. This can happen not only on a normal workday, but also in our time of corporate worship. If the opinion of what others think about how you worship, you might be a throttle to the Holy Spirit. Afraid of raising your hands or weeping when a worship song moves your spirit. You might be a throttle. Fearful of belting out a solid AMEN to a powerful point in a sermon? You might be a throttle. I am not suggesting you move out of the inside lane. I am just suggesting that you allow the Holy Spirit room to bless you to the very core of His wonderful creation.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Ephesians 4: 30