Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. .
All of us struggle with certain sin.
I do. More recently than I’d like to admit.
I have never been the squeaky clean, cardigan-wearing Christian. I ride the struggle bus.
Sometimes, I, quite frankly, suck at life. Sometimes I end up hurting people in the process.
One unfortunate by-product of sin is that it affects other people, and the blame is on me. I did wrong. I have consequences. I screw up relationships. Me.
I FEEL Romans 7, where Paul constantly ends up doing the things he doesn’t want to do (sin), and in the end yells (well, probably wrote in all caps) “Who will save me from this body of death?”
I totally relate.
I need so much help.
God is faithful. He picks me up over and over again and tells me he still loves me, and gives me hope for a godly life. He is able, if I’ll stop flirting with borderline bad decisions that turn into regret.
I don’t want to talk details. I just wanted to be real.
I’m really ungodly sometimes. And it takes me a while to feel sorry.
But now I do.
Tomorrow is a new day.