Despite God’s unrelenting blessed assurance that we are made in His image, and we are beautiful and charmed, why do we continue to be so down on ourselves? True we are the product of a sin we did not have control over but Jesus already wiped all that away when He died on the cross for our salvation. All we really have to do is acknowledge Him as such.
If we allow ourselves to wallow in the lies of satan, we will eventually succumb to a life of sin that most of us do not recover from. God tells us we are better than that. For me it’s like being on a diet. You fight it instinctively because knowing that you won’t be able to enjoy the food that’s bad for you is unthinkable. But after trying to fight it the first day, being successful on the second day, and then the third, etc. you start feeling better about yourself and start seeing changes in your body, you know, the good kind. Then you begin to get inspired and the rest is history.
Same thing with sin. It is something more than a fight, it is a continuous battle. But after that triumphant feeling, we begin to see how easy it really is to fight sin. Not only will we open the floodgates to God’s blessings and grace, we begin to inspire others to follow suit.
What a great transformation! The monkey is off your back. That same monkey that keeps telling you that you are not good enough, that you cannot fight the very thing that leads you to a slow death. It really doesn’t have much to do with religion, but the success of living in harmony with other human beings. Teach your children how to exist in this way.
Until my next rant… LOVE ONE ANOTHER.