I’m going to be honest with you. I’m upset right now! Upset at all the ways that so many people are experiencing deep hurts and devastation in their lives because of the wrong choices of others. I’m angry at the way Satan has bound so many and has built strongholds that are gripping lives. My heart is aching for the hurting people we’ve been meeting who are stumbling around with a spirit of heaviness, when they should be experiencing joy. I’m angry about the consequences of sin, but I’m also angry at the wrong choices that lead to sin. So many within the church profess to be on the straight and narrow way, yet live a defeated life of sin. God’s word says that this is a very dangerous place to be. “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matt. 7:23)
My friend, We can’t just blame all the sin and wrong choices on the “world” and the nonbeliever anymore. The change needs to start with us. The church. Within my own heart…and yours!
It seems so simple. The “narrow road” we’re supposed to follow leads to “light.” Walking in the light requires us to live open and transparent lives and to confess our sins to each other. So why have we become so shallow and superficial? Why are we walking in defeat rather than in victory?