Have Days When It is Hard To Choose Christ Today To Overcome Sin Issues?
It is believed by those who need to make a choice that they cannot. Is that true or is this a lie?
Some believe it is impossible in certain areas of our lives to choose to be different. Many simply believe that they are stuck with their obsessions, addictions, anger, self-righteousness and all the other deeds of the flesh. Without Christ it is impossible.
They are like the person standing outside of their house in the snow, holding the key to the locked door, and screaming, “Would someone please let me in!” How can the believer be stuck, be locked out of victory, when they are the only one holding the key? It is possible to be stuck with addictive issues but our freedom comes from Christ by dying to self daily or even by the second. Let me illustrate. One man said, “I am addicted to porno!” At that, I responded, “I bet your family is sick of watching porno with you!” He replied, “Oh no, I never look at it around them!” My question is simple, how can he be addicted if he can choose when and where he watches the porno? How can a drug addict not be able to choose against the drugs when he chooses to purchase it and chooses to do it out of sight?
We hate to be confronted with this truth but we are doing exactly what we want, exactly what we choose to do! We are not unable to choose; we simply don’t want to choose the right thing. We are in unbelief and are constantly choosing. We have to pick between the words of Jesus and the voice of the flesh.
We choose the flesh over the spirit to meet the lust of our flesh. It is an inescapable fact. We are where we are today, all because of personal choice. Some will argue, “It wasn’t my choice to be molested, to have an alcoholic parent, to be emotionally and verbally abused, to be abandoned, to be unloved, and more.” All quite true and at first you reacted out of instinct. However, after maturing you have chosen what your reaction/lifestyle toward the event will be.
After getting the proper information we may choose to remain victims, to not see God working, to blame others, to make those around us miserable, to make others pay, to live in self-hatred, to try to undo the past by duplicating it. Two people have a common, horrific, event in their lives. Years later, one is sweet and the other sour. Why? We want to avoid the obvious, we want to give excuses but the fact is choice. One believed choice was greater than the past. The other did not. One forgives and other blames the othre for their issues in life.
We do have choices and it is killing the flesh and many times those strongholds can be strong and takes deliverance to become free but that is the choice we have to become free of our sin nature or giving into the lust of our flesh.
by: Traci Morin
Ordained Healing Deliverance Minister
Servant and Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
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