What is Satan using to destroy or defeat you?
I can’t think of a more liberating feeling than telling Satan, “I’m breaking up with you! You won’t control me any longer, because I found Somebody else!” Why don’t we do it then? Or why do we take so long to do it?
Jesus’ death on the cross made it possible to end our relationship with sin and live for God, once and for all. It’s hard to fully grasp this, isn’t it? Perhaps meditating on Romans 6:10 (ESV) will help us.
For the death [Jesus] died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God.
What does living for God look like? Does it involve modifying our priorities or our choices?
How different would you feel at the end of each day if you persevered in your quest of breaking away from behaviors that only cause regret? Imagine your life free from destructive conduct and negative thought processes – including the way you view yourself. How would this change the way your spouse sees you? Or your children?
Sometimes it takes years to recover from the hurt and pain we’re suffering due to the consequences of our choices. As we cry out to God to get us back to where we were (or where we’ve longed to be) emotionally, relationally or financially, we desperately hope we’ve finally learned our lesson. That we’re finally at the point where we no longer want to live for that sin. Instead, we choose, once and for all, to live for God.
If you haven’t reached the place of wanting to live for God, but wish you were, ask God to help you want it … to thirst for it. Ask your powerfully compassionate heavenly Father to show you His purpose for your life – and how your choices are keeping you from experiencing the life you could have. If making yourself accountable to someone will help, then please reach out and make this happen.
If you haven’t tried meditating on God’s Word, why not try it every day this week. In all honesty, I don’t spend as much time meditating on Bible verses as I need to. But whenever I do, I gain a greater level of maturity and find strength to experience greater victory in my battle with sin. Best of all, I draw nearer to the One Who shows me how to live the life He created me to live — for Him.
What about you?
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- What is Satan using to destroy or defeat you?
- How different would your life be if you were to end your relationship with that sin or bad habit?
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