Devil Made Me Do It

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We often joke about this when we don’t want to take the blame for things that go wrong. We all make mistakes and as we get older we may feel shame and learn to place the blame on someone or something else. Some mistakes are costly and we take a great risk in admitting to them. It is easier on our conscience to blame others instead of accepting blame. Accepting blame over years can become bottled up and create havoc on our bodies. Our human nature along with the gift of free will allow us to make choices-good or bad. It’s convenient to choose the easier path, the one everyone is traveling, to go with the flow, do what everyone says is right, whatever feels right and good. Jesus came to set an example of the right path, the one He created us for, how to be different from the crowd and fight against our natural desires. Paul understood this dilemma well when he penned “For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do, no, the evil I do not want to do, this I keep doing” (Romans 7:18-19). It takes practice and faith to choose the right thing. The more you do, the easier it gets to hear God’s leading in the right direction. Don’t let the devil win the fight over your daily choices! Defeat him with the Sword of the Spirit!

 

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