We may not always walk our Christian journey perfectly, but the journey itself is as essential as the destination. God knows that in the process we will make mistakes, we will sin and fall short of His glory. But will be justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
Let’s tackle what to do when you find yourself struggling with the same sin no matter how hard you try to overcome it. In the video are practical DOs and DON’Ts tips to help you get breakthrough!
Allen Parr received a lot of comments in response to the video. Most of them surprisingly shared their struggles – some already overcame it, and there were also some who were still struggling. One viewers whose username is ImmortalFool, expressed an opinion that many of us can relate to:
“I have struggled with, and ultimately gave in to porn, sexual impurity, and immorality. Praying EVERY DAY and READING ought to have been first things. I agree with the video. Rarely did I feel good even after confessing my sin to God. I think this is why God said “… No other sin affects the body the way this one does…” This is where I would give in and continue to make wrong choices. God did not change at all. He was as loving and compassionate as he has always been. My mental and emotional states changed drastically. Emotions are not spiritual reality gauges. They are indicators, and inaccurate ones at that. They can lie to us!
The hardest thing for my PRIDE is to except that Gods love and Grace is so powerful that God willingly forgives me no matter how many times I sin against him. I don’t think deeply that at the same time I am committing other sins all the time that I am not aware of, or if I am, do not create the same guilt and shame that sexual sins do. For me, it is the fact, that I find great pleasure in doing something that, I am aware, hurts God. Does not ALL sin hurt God. It killed him. All of it. Every little bit of it. I don’t feel that way about running a red light! That’s dangerous and a sin. I put sin on this weird, how it affects me, scale. Doesn’t it affect God the same way every time? Fight those feelings as I must. I will turn back to God and reconnect even though my feelings don’t fall in line. This is the hardest thing for me to do!
Luke 18:13-14 “But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner! I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
How about you? What are the things that are so hard for you to surrender? If you’re currently dealing with this issue, watch this and be free!
This article was written by Le-Jovale Vallejo. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily the opinions of GOD TV.