How to fight sin like Rocky.
You've had it. You've had enough. You can't resist the temptation anymore.
- You can't say no to the sexual urges any longer.
- You can't let your spouse get away with another one.
- You can’t take another voice of insecurity.
- You can't resist that piece of pie another minute.
- You can’t walk away from that purchase.
- You can’t keep your hands off him or her.
- You can't keep trusting God has a plan when you see a way out.
- You've had enough of being single...
So you click, walk, leave, unload, get yours, cut, self medicate, throw it all up, settle for good enough e.t.c
You're done. Sin wins with a tap out. Not a knock out, no, you tapped out because you couldn’t take another hit.
Admit it, you gave up. Yes it was hard, but do you realize how close you were to victory? Oh, you were SO close.
I know you thought you'd had all you could withstand but that's a lie. Gods grace could have taken you further. You could have taken a couple more punches.
Life is a battle. Loving family, staying pure, being content and choosing integrity are battles we all fight everyday.
I'll be honest, most of the time I think we give up at about the same point. We throw in the towel when temptation hits us hard in the face and we feel dizzy.
But the other day I had a thought...
What if we got back up after that first hit? What if we fought beyond the breaking point (where we feel like we have nothing left)?
What if we leaned on grace to go BEYOND our breaking point?
In other words, what if we went Rocky 2 on my temptation?
I don't know what battle you're fighting right now. What I do know is if you're anything like most Christians, you probably fight lazy. You give in the moment you take a hard punch.
But what if you fought sin like Rocky?
As in stand and fight all 15 rounds with Gods strength. Take every punch. Don’t tap out. Bleed. Get messed up but don’t give up. Go all the way.
I know it feels like you're going to die if you don't click that link, yell, go there or give in to your flesh, but you won't. I promise you won't.
His grace is enough. It is. You won't die.
You'll only win one AFTER your breaking point and once you do, your breaking point is no longer where it was and before you know it, your breaking point becomes your starting point.
Last week we celebrated Easter. You know why? Because Jesus pulled a Rocky.
Think about it. If Jesus were ever going to give up on the cross, it would’ve been in the garden. He was tempted to give up. He wanted to give up. But he didn't. He fought. He didn't tap out.
In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. (Hebrews 12:4)
In other words, don't give in so easily to sin. You’ve been knocked down. It's done.
Now get back up and FIGHT. If you’re reading this then it’s NOT over. His grace is enough.
Seriously. Freaking get back up. No time for pity parties. There's so much at stake.
His grace is enough to take you all 15 rounds, but you'll never know it if you go down easy.
Be honest (even if you have to comment as anonymous), what temptations are you fighting lately? (food? lust? greed? pride? comfort? impatience?)
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