Christians are not perfect people. We were once sinners, now saved by Grace through faith in Jesus Christ. That being said, we all have weaknesses. Places inside of us that are more susceptible to certain sins than others. The Lord knows what these weaknesses are, the enemy knows what these weaknesses are, and it’d do us good to know what they are as well!
When I first accepted Christ, I had a profound revelation of just how sinful I was, and I prayed a quite foolish prayer: “Lord, make me perfect now!” Having been on this walk for a significant amount of time, I have learned that sanctification is a process and I must do my part!
I struggle with being negative. I have gotten better because the Lord has done amazing work in my heart and life, but I have a long way to go. Negativity starts in the mind, with your thoughts. If the enemy can control our thoughts, he can trap us in sin. That’s where the battle for our souls begins! “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” – Ephesians 6:12. We are tempted to fight against people when they hurt us, but the real enemy is the influence of the spirit behind what that person did to you. To be victorious, we need to keep that in perspective.
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