Ephesians 4:22-24 "You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness."
This was for me.... I had a melt down on Saturday, which should not have happened. Yes I am human, still a sinner and sooo not perfect. But it doesn't make it OK. I have got to try and do better. I shouldn't let my mind go down that path, I need to stop it in its tracks before it gets out of control. Because when it does it only hurts those I love, they are usually the ones who receive the blast in the first place.
Jesus said, "With man its impossible, but with God all things are possible." The bible also says, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." So yes I'm human, but God has made a way for us to get past these things. Its not OK and being human is not an excuse.
What if it goes too far and something really bad happens, can I tell the judge, "I'm human its ok." Will he say, "well he has been a pretty decent person and his good deeds outweigh the bad." No that's not the way it works. So do we even think we can tell God, "well you made me human so you know what's going to happen." It doesn't make it OK.
We have been called, chosen to do better, to put off the old ways, the former life, and clothe ourselves with Christ. We become a new creation in Christ, put to death the old way of dealing with things.
Mine came as a result of a busy week, some lack of sleep, then I slept in on Saturday. When I got up I didn't spend the time with Him in my word, so my day was basically handed to the world saying here you go, you have the reigns today.
So I would urge all who read this to get up and spend the time with Him first, before heading out to face the day. Putting on the Full Armor of Christ! Prepare your Heart, Mind and Soul for the day. So that when the enemy strikes you are prepared to respond in a Godly, Christ-Like manner. Not falling back to the old way of dealing with it all. He died to save us from that old life. Why would we ever want to go back! I sure don't, I hate when I do, but God has a way of kicking me in the pants to wake me up to it. His way of saying, "Your not all that, and you still need me no matter how far you think you've come." We will never out grow our need for Him, so lets not even try 1 day without Him in it. Stay Blessed, PJ