Overcoming A Certain Sin


” … because we don’t overcome a certain sin immediately, or because one seems to keep coming back, we mentally give up because of our impatience and a refusal to wait. We imagine it must be incurable because it isn’t cured yet. While I have seen God miraculously deliver people from various addictions, it is far more common to see people lean on God as he helps them walk away from a sin. Rather than experiencing a sudden ejection of the sin, we often have to learn how to live without it. This can include fundamental Christian responses such as repentance, vigilance, discerning the motivations behind the sin’s temptation, and addressing the secondary issues that feed habitual sins. This latter approach takes hard work and cooperation with God’s Holy Spirit. There probably will be times of failure and seasons of setback. But the mature Christian will not give up; she will continue to wait for the completion of God’s work in her soul.”


About TJ

In 2015 my family moved from a small village in mid-Michigan to five beautifully forested acres in Northern Michigan. We love the lakes and rivers, the forests, and the billions of stars we can see in the night sky, as well as the many cultural and historical activities in our area. We also love that the deer and wild turkeys come right up to our house. This is where our hearts are! I have multiple cats (five the last time I counted), and a sweet introverted dog who rarely barks and who deeply loves the six adorable ducks and nine chickens that have become part of our family. I enjoy reading, studying, writing, and learning new things. I also enjoy walking my dog, cuddling my cats, and gardening. I love nature. The world fascinates me.

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