For as long as I can remember, I don’t think I can count how many times I have given my life to Christ, I remember giving my life to Christ today then next week I’m back to my old ways; and it starts from me committing one sin and thinking there’s no point in continuing since I’ve ‘ruined it’ by sinning that once. I expected that giving my life to Christ meant never sinning again, yes when you give your life to Christ you should live above sin [Romans 6:14] but at the same time God knows we are weak sometimes and so His everlasting grace enables us to retrace our steps every time we lose our way, the only problem is if we have no true desire to change and expect God to keep forgiving us and take Him for granted, Romans 6:1 says “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? Verse 2 in amplified version says “certainly not! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer?”.
It took me a while to realize this, the devil makes you feel like you’re “comfortable” in sin, makes you think you can’t live a happy and fun life in Christ when that is a complete lie! When you continue in sin, its complete bondage to be honest, because you find yourself addicted to this particular thing, you become a slave to it, just think of that sin that you feel like you can’t stop committing.
I used to think oh it would be boring giving my life to Christ, I thought about no more this or that and so I found myself relenting on seeking God, I find that there’s this emptiness, this shallow feeling that no amount of fun, worldly things or people were able to satisfy.
I realize now that then I used to try to use relationships to fill that void, I always avoided being single because I thought that could give me the satisfaction I needed but Job 33:4 says there’s a spirit in man and it is the breath of God that gives him understanding, that spirit man in you will always crave that breath of God and the longer you deprive the closer you get to eternal damnation, YES! I have to be real with you.
People will say I still have time, I’m young, when I’m older I will serve God, hian! When you’re young is the best time to serve God, that’s when God even wants you to serve him with vigour Ecclesiastes 12:1a says “remember (earnestly) also your Creator (that you are not your own, but His property now) in the days of your youth”[Amplified version]; or some think Christ is not coming anytime soon; hmmnnn, I was a victim of this school of thought until Christ removed the veil from my eyes and showed me the truth, I decided to follow Him truly and truly, I have made mistakes along the way, I have sinned along the way but guess what? God keeps teaching me, it’s amazing, before you become born- again you think you know God and the Bible but the minute you decide to seek him in spirit and in truth kai the way God will start revealing things to you ehn, He will put you in the right places at the right time to hear the specific word He has for you and it would become impossible for you to sin because you realize your position in Christ.
I know it might seem hard, you might think so I have to stop lying? Even “petty ones” what people don’t realise is plus the person that lied a petty lie and the person that killed one thousand people, it’s the same sin, no sin is greater than the other, the Bible says in James 2:10 “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all”, if you break one law, you basically break all the laws so don’t go and be thinking “oh at least I’m better than this person or “at least I don’t do this or that” it doesn’t matter as long as you continue in that sin.
You can live above sin, you can live that Christ filled life and the joy and freedom you will feel is always inexplicable, no one can understand except they are in Christ, society sometimes makes it so hard sometimes especially in this our continent and country where corruption is the order of the day but He that is in us is greater than he that is In the world.
Another mistake made is depending on our own abilities to overcome sin as well, we can’t do anything without God, when you ask for His spirit, you find that inner voice directing you and the more you listen to Him, the stronger He becomes in your life; and whenever you think of how Christ went up on that cross just to say “I love you this much” you will have a re-think, it’s like trying to crucify Him all over again when you go back to that same sin He died trying to save you from. Don’t forget also Heaven and Hell is very real, Christ can come ANYTIME! And the end times signs are manifesting so much these days, If that doesn’t scare you I don’t know what will. It’s probably because we hear it all the time, it has lost relevance in our ears but mehn refresh your mind and ponder on these things.
Christ awaits you, arms wide open, ready to blot out every single one of your sins and forget them, Psalm 103:12 says “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us” the more you sin, the more you separate yourself from Him please make that life changing decision today.