I read one time that wisdom is: “Making decisions today that I’ll be glad about tomorrow.” I like that. It’s simple and true. I wish I would follow it more often though!
So often I feel like Paul when he says:
Rom 7:14 I don’t understand myself at all, for I really want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do the very thing I hate. NLT
I was reading Romans chapters 7 & 8 this morning and they are such a wonderful reminder of the fact that we can’t live for God-without God.
We need Him and His Spirit to help us live this life. Our natural desires are sinful, they rush to sin, but if we belong to God we can rely on the Holy Spirit to help us in these weaknesses.
I encourage you to read those chapters if you are struggling with sin- and who among us is not?!
Romans 7 is a heavy read…but hold on because Romans 8 brings us hope. I re-wrote verses 9-14 into a confession/prayer using the word “I” in the place of “you.” I was going to post it, but I think it would be much more effective if you did it yourself.
So, what’s been your struggle?? It doesn’t matter what the sin you stuggle with is…He already knows about it- in fact He’s been talking to you about it (because He loves you so much), so why not choose today to address it.
Wisdom will make choices today that you will be glad you did tomorrow.