I had a revelation yesterday. A mind-blowing revelation. A painful revelation. Our walk with God to holiness is after all no easy one.
It’s all about Romans 7 and Romans 8: read it when you have time. I will only give you the part that hit me right in the heart.
Romans 8: 12-13 So, brothers and sisters, we have no obligation to live the way our corrupt nature wants us to live. If you live by your corrupt nature, you are going to die. But if you use your spiritual nature to put to death the evil activities of the body, you will live.
The important part is this: WE HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO ……
With other words, we don’t HAVE to sin. We CHOOSE to sin. We don’t HAVE to give in to temptation, we CHOOSE to give in to temptation.
Let me quickly list a few things in my own life as examples. I don’t HAVE to get angry and swear at the taxi driver, I CHOOSE to! I don’t have to get irritated with certain people, I CHOOSE to! I don’t HAVE to be impatient with my children, I CHOOSE to be! Get the picture? I can list many more – I am sure if you start thinking, you can have a whole long list of your own.
We sit in church on a Sunday and look holy – but are we really? What do we do when the pastor is not around? What do we sound like when there are no church members around? What do we do when we are alone? That is who we really are. We are not what we show to others on Sunday. We are the people who manifest when we are away from church.
So what will your choice be today? I know what mine will be. Choose now and choose wisely!