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A Heart Issue

A Heart Issue
Sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it (Genesis 4:6). 

We have an enemy of our souls that comes to wage war against us.  He uses open doors of sin in our lives to slip through and launch attacks on us. Seduction of sin has a way of slowly taking us captive. It is not something that happens quickly. It inches its way into our lives discreetly through open doors.

I believe that Satan is the author of every shameful event that took place in my early years that were beyond my control. Because of that, he knew my weakest places and my most vulnerable areas. Just as the captain of an army studies his enemy when planning an attack, so our archenemy does the same. Be self controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring like looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 4:8). My last rumble with the enemy caught me so off guard that I fell right into his trap in the areas I was vulnerable and suffered enormously for it. During that season, I heaped shame upon shame through a cycle of sin and defeat. I felt utterly powerless to break free. The truth is, I wasn’t powerless at all. Scripture teaches us to be self controlled and alert. If sin is crouching at our door, we must rule over it.

God opened my eyes to see my biggest problem during this war with my adversary. It was not the enemy at all. It was me. I had a heart issue that was in desperate need of a transplant by God’s mercy and grace. Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a right spirit within me(Psalm 51:10).  This scripture became my plea with God.  Evil desires come from within (see Mark 7:21-23). We choose to sin because of these evil desires. “But each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed” (1James 1:4). The body of Christ is in desperate need for heart change.  We will never conquer evil desires, addictive sin and defeat until our hearts have been made transformed by work of Jesus Christ in our lives.
Carrie Wright

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