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Sin Awaits At Your Door

Sin is crouching at your door, it desires to have you, but you must master it.
Genesis 4:7

I wonder how many times it will take for me to finally ignore sin as it crouches at my door desiring to come in. I don’t know about you, but I have seasons of great victory over sin. However, there are times that I do not. During times of failure, its grip on me is so strong, I feel I cannot break free. As I have begun to evaluate why I have found myself traveling down the same beaten path towards certain pits of sin, I realized what it is that sends me on that path:  rejection.

I have two dogs that have created a beaten, dusty path in my backyard through my beautiful green grass. I find it interesting that every time they hear a noise they take off running towards the gate on the exact same path every single time. As I look at that trail of dust that they run along every day, it reminds me of something in my own life:  When I experience a deep emotional wound of rejection, I take the same beaten path towards sin each time. If you think about someone crouching at your door, he would not be in clear view if you were to look out. He would be hovering down low, so as not to be seen. 

Sin crouches at our doors hoping to quietly slip into our lives. It entices us down the same beaten path every time hoping we open the door to it. I encourage you today to begin thinking about what triggers you to open the door to sin. What is it that sends you down that same path each time only to land you in the same familiar pit? It looks different for each of us. If we can begin to notice what triggers us, we can begin to take the necessary steps to avoid it and not open that door.

Father, Your Word says in Genesis 4:7 that sin desires to have us, but we must master it.  Help us recognize why we even head down the path that opens the door to the sin that desires to master us.

Carrie Wright

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