I’m not going to lie, this past month I have been completely discouraged in my walk with God. I feel like I have “overcome” the same sin so many times only to struggle with it again. I find myself feeling like I should be past this in my walk with God, like I already checked this off my “overcome list” so why is it back again? Being discouraged, it has been extremely difficult to write a blog post. Actually I kept telling myself that once I stop struggling with this, then I will write another post.
But the other day I was talking to Tj about overcoming sin and he said something that really opened my eyes.
God doesn’t expect me to overcome my sins, He just expects me to obey Him.
By my own will power, I can’t overcome sin. Actually apart from Christ in me, there would be no reason for me to want to overcome my sin. I can do nothing to overcome my sin, because I am by nature nothing but sinful. Only Christ can.
Hello Bryonna, that is the whole point of the cross!?? How could I have not of seen this? It’s funny how pride can cloud our vision…
It isn’t that God is asking me everyday to sacrifice my fleshly and sinful desires, but that everyday He is asking me to obey Him.
1 Samuel 15:22 “….to obey is better than sacrifice..”
So I will probably struggle with the same stuff I always have. I may never overcome anything, but Jesus has overcome sin and when we wants to deliver me then He will.
I am done struggling with my sins, fighting the same fight. I have decided to focus on obeying God, then overcoming sin will come in due time.
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”