Change Your Mind Quickly
“But each man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed. Then the lust, when it hath conceived, beareth sin: and the sin, when it is fullgrown, bringeth forth death.” (James 1:14,15)
We have almost reached the halfway point of 2011. Have you put those resolutions into practice? You remember, the ones you made before or after the first of 2011. Have you committed yourself NOT to go back and be or do the same thing in the past again? Has your interest in your spiritual life been one of those resolutions? Have you witnessed any changes? Can you imagine 6 months from now how much better things will be if you stick with what you committed?
By now you have noticed how difficult it is to make changes, and how tempting it is to stop and go back to the way of life you were so used to living. That is one of the deceptive characteristics of sin. Sinful desires always pretend to be good. Lust convinces us to buy the lie. Lust never tests its wants by what the Bible says. Lust never consults divine wisdom. It does not want to change anything. Lust likes where it is headed.
Beloved, we need to repent before we sin. You need to change your mind quickly before you are pulled into a direction which destroys you physically and mentally, and especially spiritually. You need to “draw the line”. Most of you already know where the line is. you need to have the same intensity or desire NOT to cross it as you had when you DID cross it in the past. You will be blessed when you change your mind (2 Corinthians 7:9-11).