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How Entangled am I?

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If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.  2 Peter 2:20-21

 

Who do you dwell on more in your life, the people who never knew Jesus and continue in sin or the people who have known Him and walked with Him and have returned to their old ways?  I know for the better part of my life, I have been the latter as I have known and know Jesus but I return to what is comfortable, easy and feels good instead of difficult and painful.  Since I recognize my weakness, I can empathize with others around me when they are weak but the phrase “entangled and overcome” is what calls me go deeper into why I struggle.  I know I am not a slave to sin but still get entangled in it from time to time but how much would it take for me to be overcome and not turn back to Christ?  Is there a limit?  Most days I would say there is nothing on Earth that would make me turn from God for good but the alure of the world is always there and as I do not see becoming a hermit any time soon, it will always be there.  So every day I start by turning my gaze to Christ and ask for His help to stay true to Him and my faith.  Through Him I know I can never be overcome even if some days are more difficult than others.


Daily Battle Order

Today take stock of your relationship to sin.  What are you entangled by and where do you feel you might be overcome?  What are your triggers for the sinful behavior?  Think, pray and ask for Gods guidance and insight into your life and reach out to someone you trust to talk about your situation.  Remember your brothers in Christ are here to lend a hand when you are entangled or overcome.

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