If you missed last Wednesday’s post, please go back and read it. Hopefully, it will lay the groundwork for today’s post.
I’ve been thinking about sin lately – not in others – but in my life. After all, how dare I consider and talk about the scripture that states “How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? How can you think of saying to him, ‘Brother, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the board in yours? Hypocrite! First get rid of the board, and then perhaps you can see well enough to deal with his speck!” Luke 6:41-42 Living Bible)
So, I’ve been taking a hard look at my life. I am an independent, strong woman. There is nothing wrong with that. In fact, I consider it an asset in today’s business world. The problem starts when that strong independence becomes rebellion. For me, rebellion kinda wiggled its way into my mind and heart and I wasn’t aware of it. Very subtle, just like Satan.
I won’t do [whatever]; God won’t mind. He can always get someone else to do [whatever]. I’ll do [whatever]. No one will ever know. Any of this sound familiar? Sooner or later, usually sooner, these “small” acts of rebellion become second nature. I make these decisions of “to do or not to do” on a routine basis. Until one day, I realize I’m living a life of almost total rebellion. Understand, I’m talking about not doing something God has specifically told me to do, or doing something he has told me not to do. These acts can range from something “minor,” such as having that second serving of dessert when He has said “lose weight.” (another blog for another day) Or something major…it occurs to me that there are no “minor” and “major” acts of rebellion. Just like there no small or large sins – sin is sin – rebellion is rebellion. And every act of sin is an act of rebellion. I decide I will do [whatever] and because God has said “Don’t do that,” I have been disobedient, I have rebelled and I have sinned.
So, how do I break this cycle of rebellion? Keep reading! The answer will be revealed on Wednesday, August 5th.
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