As sinners, there come moments in our lives when our sin and God’s truths’ collide. It is in these moments that we have a choice to make.
1. We can ignore it and keep doing what we are doing, learning nothing from the lesson that was just presented to us. This is also those moments when we rationalize our behaviors, trying to convince ourselves that it was someone else’s fault instead of taking responsibility for our own actions and choices.
2. We can make excuses of why now is not a good time to stop, but try to convince God that we are going to when we feel the time is right and we are ready.
3. We can listen and let God teach us, mold us, and change us to be more like him.
I asked my Facebook followers this question: What happens when our sinful nature collides with God’s truth? Here is what some of them said:
-His perfect plan-Jesus bridging the gap between our sin and His perfection, leading us to Christ and filling in the cracks to make us whole.
-Conviction, revelation, and then repentance.
-Freedom & Transformation
-Make the choice to repent, turn away and stop doing whatever it is you are doing.
The last comment caught my attention because I wondered what the person who wrote it was thinking. Is it a disaster in a worldly sense? A disaster to the relationships surrounding them? The more I think about this response, the more I realize that this is probably what most people think when they are trying to decide wether or not a life with Christ is worth it. Honestly, a disaster will take place because death of anything is never easy. Dying to self is one of the hardest things you will ever do, but it is also one of the most rewarding. God didn’t promise it would be easy, but He does promise it will be worth it.