Tricks from the evil ones

If you have slipped, a thought may come to you saying, “Ahh see now you’ve screwed up. You might as well keep on sinning.” That’s a trap. Don’t wallow in self-pity or self-condemnation. Now, pick yourselves back up and keep on going. Repent and ask God to forgive you. Also ask God to give you a renewed strength to avoid slipping again.

Or another thought might come to you saying, “Ahh you’ve screwed up. Now you need to do good deeds to make up for what you did.” That’s a trap of trying to do good deeds to atone for your sin. We cannot atone for our own sins. Jesus Christ sacrificed his life to atone for our sin. Our sins are washed away! We just have to believe in His sacrifice for our sin. His blood for our sin.

Or a thought saying, “Oh you cannot escape from your addiction.” Rebuke that thought! God can rescue you from anything. He has parted Red Sea for Israelites, transformed Saul the persecutor into Paul the evangelist. Surely His hand is not too short for anything. If you have faith, then ask Him to rescue you from a miry pit. Just believe even though your deliverance might not come right away. Believe. Just Believe!

While we cannot do anything good on our own, we can lean on God to give us the strength and ability to be good. Let us follow Jesus! Allow Jesus to transform your heart. He can fix what is broken within ourselves.

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