If you were to walk up to me, point your finger in my face, and accuse me of backsliding… “Offended” would hardly describe my feelings toward you.
It’s funny how we think we’re exempt from the possibility of backsliding. We see it happen all around us and never contemplate the likelihood of it being a reality for ourselves. But, we are human and are faced with temptations daily. No one, and I mean no one, is exempt from temptation of turning away from God. So, daily we must study ourselves for accountability.
The moment you think you are fine and lower your guard…is the moment you’re right where the devil wants you. The Devil lurks around waiting for numb minds that give themselves over to complacency. Complacency (a spiritual life of comfort; void of hunger for God) turns into a dead conscience and a passionless relationship with Jesus. This leads one to be susceptible to anything that attacks them.
Don’t ever stop examining yourself for any spiritual flaws or imperfections. You can never stop trying to be more holy! Before ministry, before any dream, or desire; our priority above all should be wanting to be a vessel acceptable in the sight of the righteous God.
Never become “cocky” and overly confident to think that you don’t have to keep yourself in check. Doing this consists of much prayer, fasting, personal evaluation, and accountability from others (a friend, pastor’s wife, youth pastor’s wife, etc.)
In these last days, the pressure of this world and devises of the enemy are more relentless than ever. You MUST make sure you are truly stable and steadfast!
Sometimes we can “lie” to ourselves. We know of that secret sin, the silent struggle, and invisible temptation that pesters us daily. Don’t be afraid to admit you’re imperfect, because God knows we all are! Be honest with yourself and seek help. Seek God. Get desperate with him!
Charity is a 23 year old Floridian. She is the financial secretary for her church and works at Division of Elections for the State. She drives an old beat-up 2000 Honda Accord that has one wind shield wiper and her favorite Disney princess is Pocahontas!