Some times ago, I got caught up in a sin I thought I had overgrown. I was not so happy but in it I saw God’s help, I know that I am not alone in this.
There are some little habits or sin or tendencies that most times trip us, they are so little that we do not pay attention to them. I call them “little foxes”, though they are little they can spoil the vine. We must pay attention to them so they don’t be the end of us.
You remember Samson, Cain, Achan, Saul, Uzziah, Judas Iscariot etc. They paid little attention to their tendencies and they had to pay with their lives without being able to “fulfill their purpose here on Earth”.
Tendencies can be subtle; you think you have overcome them; you think those glimpses of envy, jealousy, self righteousness, anger, pride are just accidents. They are not, pay attention to them.
God has not left us alone in this, as for me, God revealed my tendencies through:
God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey.
2 Tim 3:16(MSG)
Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way
God’s Word shows us our mistakes and trains us to live God’s way, “God’s Word is very underrated”
Circumstances or let’s call it life situations
I sometimes think I have scaled through some stages or that I cannot falter in some areas again but boom something happens and then I am lying helplessly in the pool of what I thought I had overgrown.
When we see those tendencies, it doesn’t necessarily mean we are bad or not born again or black slided, lol. It just shows that though we are believers we are still subject to human weakness because of our “unsaved mortal bodies”.
When we see those tendencies, we must not just wave them by, we must ask God sincerely for help on these matters.
A believer who will finish strong must not think that he cannot fall, he must be aware of his tendencies, he must evaluate himself as he is and he must trust God for strength and grace to stand firm above temptations daily.
A tendency left unattended to is like a spark, it will grow into a wild fire 🔥 which isn’t a good sight.
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