Saturday, November 3, 2012

Compromising Situations

Earlier this week I began to think about my daily walk in Christ and how I have begun to devote my life to be a living sacrifice. I find it very challenging, as some of you may as well, to remain in God's will when all around me are temptations to regress back to past habits. I found myself caught in making plans this week where I didn't realize I was about to put myself in a position that would potentially compromise my integrity and my walk with God.

Fortunately, I felt very led by the Holy Spirit to remove myself from those plans knowing that if I continued to pursue the plans "I" were making, that I would be opening up the possibility to fall back into old habits that would compromise my spiritual growth.

Although, I don't think drinking is necessarily a bad thing for others to do, for me, it presents a challenge to remain spiritually led when my mind is not clear on what I need to be doing. For me, drinking alcohol opens up a greater opportunity for me to mess up somewhere else. So, removing myself from making plans that would temp me to want to have a drink was very important.

Is there something in your life that you need to remove yourself from? Are there any situations where you find yourself in a mind battle where you could possibly compromise your walk with God?

Romans 12:1-2 says, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing, and perfect will."

I pray that you continue to grow in your walk with Christ and that if there are any times where you feel you are being led into a compromising situation, you are able to stand strong in His will!

Blessed in Christ,
Amanda

2 comments :

  1. I am amazed at how God works! Today's sermon was about Walking Wise and how we need to be wise in the way we walk and in the decisions we make. We went over Ephesians 5:15-17 - "Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be follish but understand what the Lord's will is."

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  2. Here is another great verse to memorize in order to guard yourself and make wise decisions: Psalm 119:9-11 - "How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according with your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you."

    The Word of God, ministered in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, is the only power on earth that can transform us from worldliness to true spirituality!

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