We are all ‘sinners’ to one degree or another!
Some of us may have control of our disobedience more than others, but none of us are perfect. We should strive to be, but to our knowledge at least, none of us are.
With that in mind, we guess that you – the person reading this blog post – have struggles too.
Before delving into the Bible, we want to express that we also have struggles. We equally fall short of the Glory of God, so you are not alone. Thankfully our idenity isn’t found in our sin – ‘what we do or don’t do’, Jesus came to set us apart from the world and its ways, he gives us a life beyond this one.
Giving your life to Christ – (being born again) – is a humbling choice in itself.
Regardless of how long you have been a Christian, or even if you haven’t made this decision yet, the choice to give up your desires and live for Him is more than just saying “I give my life to you Lord”. This is why we would encourage ‘defining your struggles and praying about them’.
Condemnation isn’t of God, but Conviction is. If you have anything within your life that you are choosing to do but acknowledge it is wrong, then take a moment to debate with yourself, What makes you want to do it? and How can you move away from this way of living?
Talk to God, He hears all things, knows all things and understands all things and as it says in Isaiah 41:10, He will help you.
1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV)
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.