How are you doing with this? Did you read the last post? At Manschool when it started getting ramped up a bit, what did you do? Zone out? Dismiss it as “I don’t have a problem with this…”
Yes you do. Sorry for the smack in the face, but … you do. I do. We all do. We love self WAY too much. Life is all about us. We picked that up from Adam & Eve. Thanks for that.
You have an addiction problem in your life. At a minimum, as men, we’re all addicts to some degree to beauty, sex and the lure of Eve. God gives us desires, yes, that’s true but we’ve twisted those desires to where they’re distorted and instead of being about her and her beauty, it’s all about us. My needs. My desires. My lusts. My satisfaction. But for most of us, it goes way beyond that. There are pockets of weakness in our lives of addiction that are taking a toll on us and all those we love around us. It can be anger, control, success, money, sex, acceptance, approval of others, physical appearance, toys, pornography, alcohol, drugs … you name it. Whatever the case may be, you’ve got some form of this rolling around in your life and it’s become a Goliath that taunts you and lies to you, telling you that “you’ll never be anything more than this addiction.”
Pay attention to this. Read it several times …
“Most have no idea the warfare and seduction Satan wages against leaders and potential leaders. He is relentless, he is patient. He studies our weaknesses and vulnerabilities. He stalks our families. He’s methodical. Masterful at timing. And if you’re laughing at this, he is laughing at you.
Leaders that are too sophisticated to reckon with the biblical realities of spiritual warfare will be eaten alive. No leader gets away with secret sin and duplicity. It’s always a matter of time. God doesn’t play favorites. Christ is serious about His church. Repent. Seek help. Be restored.”
Beth Moore hits the nail on the head. Maybe she’s talking about our President. Maybe its a pastor. Or a Senator. Perhaps… it is about you and I. You, my brother, are a leader. You lead your home. YOU are responsible for the spiritual leadership of the home. Not your wife. Don’t default it to her. No, it’s on you.
It is time for “it” to stop. Whatever “it” you have that is weighing you down and tormenting you and lying to you, it’s time for “it” to go. Time for “it” to go into the fire. God wants to restore you. He has so, so, so much “MORE” for you. But you’ve got to be willing to give some things up. The limiters in your life have to go. Will it be easy? No but what did you expect following Jesus? It will take courage but there is great freedom on the other side. So, I ask you…
What are you willing to throw in the fire and bury to never go back to again?