This week at Bible Study we will digging into Galatians 6 and I know without a doubt that the beginning part is exactly what God is helping me fix in my life. Take a read:
Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Galatians 6:1
After reading it, I read it over and over and over again. Especially those last few words... or you may also be tempted.
This rings true so much in my life. I sit and watch people in life sin right before my eyes and I do nothing. Why? Because I am guilty of the same sin. How can one possibly help restore that person from sin when you are doing the exact same thing in your life?
Satan never wastes a fiery dart by aiming at a spot covered by armor. The bullseye is located dead center in our inconsistency. That's where the enemy plans to bring us down.- Beth Moore
Well ain't that the truth! Why would the enemy waste his time trying to destroy you with a sin that he knows he won't succeed at when he knows exactly what your weakness is. And he doesn't just show up with random people to tempt you, he brings those closest to you with him.
This morning my devotions first line was:
This is the time in your life when you must learn to let go. - Jesus Calling
When I think about it, I see a revolving door. It keeps going in a circle of sin, the past, sin, the past. I'll have days and even months when I feel like the door has stopped moving and then out of nowhere I feel it circulating again.
But when does this revolving door close and remain unopened?
I pray that God helps me find the right fitting armor where those darts just drop and that I stand firm. I pray that I also remember that the battle has already been won and that no one can beat my God.