One of the best posts I read about conviction and repentance.
Someone once asked me, “Why even though I asked Jesus in my heart, cleansed from my sin and changed, I still feel like I’m condemned and sinful?”
That my friend, is not condemnation.
The devil could play with your head and remind you of your past and lie to you that you really didn’t change and it’s all a lie and a religious gimmick, but another is a prodding of the Holy Ghost. A conviction.
Sin is not merely outward sin, but God ultimately wants a full surrender of our hearts, wills, minds and lives–everything we have. There are things that God will deliver us from instantly, but there are habits or even natural fleshly desires that he will convict to you about. Slowly but surely. It’s a process. Being redeemed is just the beginning. We are naturally sinful creatures and there are things in us that God has to reveal and point out that it is wrong. There are things that we think is right, but is actually something that is distracting us in serving Christ (I went through this, and it was painful). This prodding and conviction is different from every saint; the things that I battle against and are tempted about are different from what you are battling against. God promises he will give us the strength and grace as he takes us from glory to glory and molds us like His son Jesus. It will be painful at first, but true joy and deliverance comes after. This also beckons a deeper and more intimate relationship with Him, a deeper understanding of things spiritual and a life more and more like Jesus Christ.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I know my struggles. They are clear as day and I know where I need to make adjustments even though sometimes I may pretend to be blind to them. My question that I want you to answer to yourself truthfully is this: Do I have a reoccurring sin or struggle in my life that aims to weigh me down every time I try to go forward? Maybe you don’t have one and that’s fine, I don’t believe you but that is okay. The first step to growth is realizing change needs to be made.
So the bible says in Hebrews 12:1 to lay aside every weight and the sin that easily trips us up. A weight is something in our lives that may not be sinful, but they are very well distracting. Playing video games, hours of netflix/social media/or liking material things may…
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