Have you ever found yourself repeating the same mistakes over and over, or doing something wrong repeatedly.
Even if you decided in your head you would never do it again and you know it’s wrong but somehow you still end up doing the same.
It could be a bad thought, a wrong act, bad words, an addiction like porn, smoking, etc.
If you feel bad and guilty, recently we shared an article on
3 Truths To Cling To On The Worst Day Of Your Life. Give it a read, but here I will tell you my story of how I overcame.
The Vision That Got Me To Stop
When I was in sin, all of me knew that I must not do it. I felt extremely terrible after I had done it and later would go and ask forgiveness from Jesus.
I was bound and it was in an unending cycle. But one day as I was reading the Bible, this scripture stood out to me: Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly (sin/foolishness). (Pro 26:11 ESV)
This Word opened my eyes and had the power to show how wrong my actions were and how misguided my heart was. Now every time I would do the same wrong , I would see a picture of myself like a dog eating my own vomit.
Ewwwe! I know. But this vision made me so fed up that I ran to God and cried out for His help to overcome it.
And God did!
Can’t Do It Alone!
God doesn’t want you to depend on yourself to overcome but depend on Him.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Cor 12:9)
God knows your weaknesses. He will carry you in this journey of overcoming wrong, addiction or bad habit as long as you surrender and lean on Him and say ‘God no more I but you who lives in me.’ (Gal 2:20)
Let go and let God take over you. Let Him have all of you, today!
Read Psalms 101:1-7 and speak it out loudly. Do it over a few days with your heart attentive to every Word and see the Word of God transform you.