One mistake, whether it be a lustful desire or a decision to continue in anger for a moment can cause one a great deal of shame. It is in that shame that the voices arise accusing ourselves of being too big of a sinner for God, not worthy of God’s Love, or a voice that tries to tell us we are not His children. We easily listen to the lies and carry on as slaves to lust or anger or both.
(Time and time again we tell ourselves we will turn away from this sin and we fail, hating every second of it, and we wonder why we cannot change)
Feeling convicted of an action(s) that we know God has called us away from can be healthy, it should make us want to spiritually grow toward God and away from the behavior.
It is in that conviction that the evil one may try to sneak in and convince us of unworthiness, and that is when we go to battle as we know that God is creator of all things! God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are to be more glorified and focused upon rather than the evil on this earth, which is the size of a piece of sand compared to God’s goodness and glory!
Ephesians 6:16-17 English Standard Version (ESV)
16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God
Focus on Jesus and His beauty. Focus on the fact of how He was without sin, creator of all! Jesus whom was with God in the beginning walked upon this earth for a reason. .ready for it? ..
Because of how much He Loves us and wants to bring us life, and lead us away from the things that leave us in death!
Our outer work or good deeds do not make us greatest in the kingdom of heaven! It is in surrender to Jesus by letting His perfect peace and righteousness cleanse our inner being, which will ultimately birth a desire of turning away from self-righteousness and sin.
To fix the problem of murder and adultery, we need to let Jesus Christ in first to fix the issue of anger and lust.
As Ephesians states above, we need to open the Word of God which is the Sword of the Spirit and allow Jesus Christ to cut deep within us and to open our eyes to see and our hearts to feel the things leading us away from Him, so we can allow Him to get us back on the right path.
In prayer we need to confess to God that we know we have been wrong and that we also know that His Love and Spirit can make it right.
In obedience we need to choose to turn away from the sin that gives the evil one grounds to walk upon, and repent of these actions by making the choice to allow the spirit to cleanse us internally, so externally we can make a difference in God’s Kingdom not only for ourselves but for those whom He is planning on calling home..
Today put on the Armor of God and do battle. You are still a Child of God and He Loves you. You are not condemned, but loved. Your actions may be keeping you from walking closer with the spirit in Unity. God is saying child I know you are exhausted, surrender to me and I will cleanse you and change your heart. Open my word and I will speak to you. Walk down my path and I will guide you.