You cannot serve two masters. You must walk as Jesus walked. You must stop believing the lies of Satan the ones he tells you that you are hopeless why get up, you are helpless why stop, you are fat, you are too skinny and on and on he goes. You MUST believe Jesus!! Suit up every single morning with the Full armor of God – do not look back – do not give the devil a foothold. If he sees a crack in your life, in your walk he will slide in and before you know it your mind is thinking the same old hopeless and helpless lies. If you take your focus even just for a moment off of your savior it can be a dangerous situation to place yourself in. It is time to truly surrender to God and His will for your life. You cannot keep walking down the middle of the road, it does not work, and it is not lasting. Listen, God is not surprised by your sins no matter what they are or how bad you think they are. God knew you would be exactly where you are now and feeling exactly how you feel now. Jesus Christ came to set us free from the bondage we have allowed the enemy to persuade us to place ourselves in.
Mark 8:34-35 (NLT) Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.
Galatians 5:24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. If we belong to Jesus Christ we will crucify or put to death our self-indulgent passions and desires.
Is this completely hard to do; you bet. It is painful and hard but it is the only way to life and freedom.
Colossians 3: 2-10 (NLT) Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.
The above scripture speaks volumes of what we are required and commanded to do. Listen, friends as quoted earlier we cannot serve two masters. We either love the world and the things of it or we love God and the things of heaven. Dying to this life is having little desire for its pleasures our home is in heaven with Jesus Christ. We need to start looking at things and life from God’s perspective. We are denying our human fleshly desires to seek what Jesus desires and because of the Holy Spirit living inside of us we have the POWER to put away all of these destructive behaviors and desires. God will judge these destructive behaviors and one day we WILL stand before God and answer for them.
The Apostle Paul was telling the early believers to remain true to their confession of faith and we still need to heed Paul’s urging today. Have you made a profession of faith; have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior? If so, then you MUST walk away from your old ways, behaviors and desires and commit to remaining true to Jesus Christ by changing your ways, behaviors and desires and putting on the “new man” and focus on the ways, behaviors and desires of our Savior. Amen! There is absolutely no place in our community of believers for the old ways, behaviors and desires; the SIN, as outlined in the scripture above. God is not tolerant of them in our personal walk or in our church community there is absolutely NO place in His kingdom for these type of self serving attributes.
We are the LIGHT in this dark dark world and we must display love, faith and hope. Listen if your walk, your conduct is not lining up with Jesus Christ’s then it is to time for you to get serious and hit your knees. Intentions are not good enough we have got to take the first step and by the Power of the Holy Spirit we have got to pick up our cross and become a true follower of Jesus Christ. Now, this does not mean that we are always going to get it right. We are going to stumble and fall at times but we need to keep moving forward. All for His Honor and Glory!!! He is worthy of everything we have. Praise Him!