Passionate, filled with life, encouraging, funny, anointed, on and on.
While I strive to always be genuine, the fact is, sometimes I really blow it.
I have all of the knowledge of scripture, all of the steps to take, all of the cute phrases to quote, and yet still I miss the mark from time to time.
The only difference between you and me is that scripture teaches that I will be held at a higher level of accountability with God because I teach.
Paul related to this internal investigation in Romans 7:15.
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
This struggle is within, yet many of its consequences are without.
The only thing that has allowed me to prosper in this area is creating moral margin in my life and knowing where I am naturally weak, and setting up accountability in those places.
I think we have to take an “all of the above” approach to the areas that we know we are spiritually predisposed to fall, and plan, plan, plan.
I feel that winning over a spiritual struggle has more to do with how you structure your life around those weaknesses, than any other area of spiritual discipline.
What are some ways that you structure your life for success, in areas where you could really fall?