|A lady I was talking to earlier today said that the hardest part of giving her life to Christ was letting go of the past. She had a boyfriend in the past with whom she is still sexually active. As I listened to her speak, I thought about what we all deal with or have dealt with as Christians. The hardest part of dedicating our lives to Christ is letting go of the things we enjoyed doing while we were in the world or as babes in Christ. |
The reason why this is so hard is because we are scared, afraid of giving up something we enjoy so much. The only way to get rid of our fears is to face them, and the only way to face them is to give them to God. We have to make a conscious decision to give up our lives and follow Christ. We need to rid ourselves of sexual immorality, lying, stealing, doing drugs, and all of our worldly behaviours. When we make the choice in our hearts to really seek God and then start to hunger and thirst for him, the desire for sin slowly diminishes. You just canít wake up one day and decided to become like Paul, its all a growth process and we need to take it one day at a time.
Surround yourself with people that will help you grow spiritually and just continue to fill your heart and mind with Godís word, and I assure you that the sin you find so hard to let go of will run away from you.
Stay blessed and spread the word.