If you’re reading this, it’s not by mistake.
Every Christian, at one point or another, struggles with the idea that they’re not living according to how they know the Lord desires for them. When you’re giving into to sin or struggling with temptations while living a “double life” around other Christians or even just in your head or your heart, you may live in turmoil and the fear of being found out.
This is you, for those who want to just give up and those who have given up the fight; Christians who have lived with sin and temptations for so long that they can’t even remember the joy of their salvation anymore… and for Christians who want to come back.
[Note: Below is the introduction to the article, per a publishing agreement with Crosswalk. To read the entire article, make sure to click on the Crosswalk.com link below!!]
By Alicia Purdy, Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer
Never forget this powerful truth about addressing sin in your life: Satan wants to expose you so he can ruin you; God wants to expose you so He can restore you.
The process of “perfection” doesn’t mean mistake-free. It means completion. The Lord will complete what He has started in you if you will allow Him to. It’s a process that will take the rest of your life. If you’ve wandered away in your life, in your head, or on your heart, you can always come back to the Lord and He will always accept and always forgive you, however, that doesn’t mean there won’t be a mess to unravel in your life when others find out how you’ve been living.
The fear of exposure and “what if” will always hold you back. But being exposed isn’t a bad thing – depending on who does it. Remember, all sin will eventually be brought to light.
Did you know that when a caterpillar turns into a butterfly through the process of metamorphosis, it digests its old body while in the cocoon? It’s a bloody, painful process with the most beautiful ending- a new life! A fresh start! A different means by which to travel! A testimony to carry! And so much more!
- Letting go of the pressure to be perfect
- The process of confession to yourself, to the Lord and to other Christians
- Exposing the past & revealing the “true you”
- Spiritual metamorphosis
Read today’s article and allow the Lord to open your eyes, take off the pressure and help you walk forward away from the chains that Satan has tried to shackle you with.