Getting to the place where we are sick and tired of being sick and tired…hum, that’s when we are ready to nail our control, desires, stinking thinking to the Cross…and let them die there. The only reason why we become or continue to be conflicted is that we want our cake and eat it too…you know what I mean? We want the truth to be – “we CAN serve two masters”. And after a while of that battle,..however long it takes…many ‘chose’ to believe that it’s OK with God cause He loves us and understands our weaknesses.
Interesting thing about that belief is that part is true…Jesus does understand our weaknesses because He became a human. The Word is very clear, our Father is a just and holy God who calls a spade a spade and a shovel a shovel. This is not legalism it is His Word. We all must come to the foot of the Cross, humble ourselves, giving up all control and resentment as well as any offenses. We stand behind anyone who continues their journey to intimacy with God.
2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] are passing away. Behold, everything is becoming new[because spiritual awakening brings a new life].”