I can say with certainty that as a Christian, and follower of Christ, the most frustrating thing is getting sin thrown in my face. It is unavoidable. In the broken world we have today, it is everywhere! Now, while we are devoted to serving the Lord and being driven to staying faithfully committed to His will for us, we can often find ourselves falling into sin.
Sin, of course, has many faces. Monetary sin, emotional sin, sexual sin… You get the picture. Nonetheless, we find ourselves falling into the traps of these demons that Satan dispatches to turn our lives away from God. Satan’s driving purpose is to move us away from our faith. He seeks to destroy us and will pull all stops to do this. Have you ever noticed that times we experience these soul crushing experiences is when we are fighting to stay close to God? Especially when we say, I will NOT be disrespectful anymore, or I will not gamble uncontrollably, or I will no longer drink irresponsibly, or I will no longer watch pornography… Then we stop for a while and we are doing good. Really good. Then all of a sudden, one event happens that topples over our hard work and staying devoted to God’s purpose for us. Then back to square one.
Do you fit in this category in some way, shape or form? Well, have you ever wondered why this keeps happening? The reason is that the root cause has not been addressed. This is where the title of this post comes into play…. CLOSE THE GAP! Satan is a snake. He slithers into our minds and has a field day any way he can. He will do whatever it takes to seek and destroy us at our core. He will dispatch as many of his lackies as possible to carry out his evil plan. All because he cannot stand the beautiful relationship we have with the Father. He is jealous of us. That we will have a place in Heaven while he no longer does. He is jealous that our Father shows us favor.
So what do we do? How do we “close the gap”? REPENT, and pray!
Ephesians 6:12 – “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places”.
Our battle does not lie in the physical world. It lies in the spiritual world. A world that we cannot see. How do you battle a foe that you cannot see? That would be an interesting battle.
1Thessalonians 5:17 – “Pray without ceasing”.
No matter the circumstance, PRAY! We must not let our circumstances define who we are as God’s children. We must have how we are as God’s children define how we navigate our circumstances! We must call on the power of the Holy Spirit to intervene and override the desires of the flesh! This is our ticket. Call on the power of the Holy Spirit and trust that the Lord will have our back, no matter the circumstances! With this sort of backing, there is nothing, and I mean nothing, that can keep us from the Lord!
Until next time my brothers and sisters in Christ, God bless!