(Romans 8: 2)
Often times when people give their lives to Christ, they do so with sin still present in their life. What once was something you practiced freely and without guilt, you are now searching for freedom from it. Freedom from sin was made available by the death of Christ and given to you when you received Christ. Once you received Christ you became a new person. Your old life is now gone and a new life has now begun. (2 Corinthians 5:17).
But that new life is received by faith, not by sight.
Our faith in that new life means we must have faith in the process that God uses to bring out that new person within us.
That's why God said in Isaiah 42:16, "I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them."
It's from going through this process that He delivers us from the desires of sin, break down strongholds, and break the cycles of addictions.
If you're struggling with sin and trying to find freedom apart from God, then you're searching for the wrong thing. The law of Christ Jesus has already made you free from sin, you just have to receive it by faith and allow the process to bring it to pass. There is no such thing as a highway ride to a life in Christ! We are all still a work in progress. God knew your struggles before He saved you and He has a process that will bring about the change in you that You both desires. So be patient with God and yourself!
God loves you!
Give your life to Christ
Say Lord I confess my sins, and I make You my Lord and Savior.
So a couple years ago my family got a life size cutout of Brian Dozier (a professional baseball player) as part of the promotional benefits for being season ticket holders. At first he scared the crap out of us because you would just see the outline of a human in the middle of the night in the living room. But soon we turned him into an April Fools prank by putting him right outside each other’s doors in the mornings, and then at Halloween we put him in the upstairs window with all the lights turned off except for his room. The trick or treaters thought it was a live person staring at them the entire time. He currently lives in the basement and shows up in the kitchen for the occasional birthday party. Moral of the story: life size cutouts make for great company and Halloween decorations👍