You NEVER know who is watching you. A few days I received an email from someone I recently met and I will share a short portion of an email they sent me:
Huh?? Whaaaa? Who? Me? Chillee please! It was completely unexpected and could not believe that someone was this about me! But you know what? I can’t take an ounce of credit. “Put that on Jesus’s tab please” LOL. I’m a hot ratcheted mess, Sunday through Sunday, but I believe in 1 peter 4:8 with all my heart”…love covers a multitude of sins”. Now, I know some people use that scripture to justify themselves and sinful lifestyles but we must also take Romans 6:1-2 into consideration
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”.
Translation: Come one now, you know better than to do whatever, whenever because God’s grace is available to you. Much earlier in my walk I was really struggling in certain areas (Can I keep it real somebody? LOL) and I watched people I looked up to compromise in certain areas. Because of their example, I reasoned within myself that if THIS person has compromised what’s point of trying? I was a middle of a season in my life where you’re not a new christian anymore, your still telling everybody you love Jesus, your fire has down a little, but you still go church at least 3 times a week. Yep, you know what I’m talking about. Yet, there was constant wrestling in my spirit. So, I asked God very seriously “If you help me walk in holiness and purity, I promise I’ll take this walk all the way. There has to be example of Christian living”. That prayer was the beginning of the change from “regular Christianity” to “ok, we’re doing this thing for real”. It’s not easy and at times the price tag of sacrifice hurts but I am determined to “fulfill all righteous”as long as I walk this earth, in my human suit. God’s mercy was and still is available. I say all of this because you never know who is watching you. We are the carriers of God’s presence and we have the ability to bring effective change. That email reminded to me to keep running, keep striving, keep working it until it works.
Ask yourself a question “What areas of my life have I let slipped because it’s much easier to give in then to fight against if?”. If you are ready to move to the next level in God, ask Him to help you. Turn down your plate if you have too, turn off your phone, delete some people from your life. Make an effort and God will help with the rest. Like mom would say “I love you, I love you, I love you. Be blessed until you are blessed.”