Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 5, 2019

Common Threads

“The one who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them will find mercy.” Proverbs 28:13 (HCSB)

Unintentionality never serves us well. I’ve often chosen to slide past versus backtrack and deal with. Why? Because confrontation is not my strength even when the one I am confronting is staring back at me in the mirror. We want to think we’ve got it all together but there’s a common thread which continues to rise to the surface. It’s seemingly insignificant or so we convince ourselves to believe. But at the least unexpected moment It gains momentum and reveals itself and it isn’t pretty.

One wrong action births another. One lie attempts to cover half truths. One slip of the tongue reveals bitterness buried deep. One season of envy births multiples of jealousies capitalizing on insecurities. One doubt breeds inaction. One journey to discontent welcomes negativity and emotional empty. One unprayed for decision eases into a lifetime of choices without His wisdom.

So easy to allow the common thread of sin to stitch ugly in our soul. What we thought could be excused, dealt with later or not really that important now has seized our attention. Consequences always speak loud when the results land us flat on our face.

Intentionally failing to examine our heart opens the door for the common thread of sin to take root and multiply. What isn’t extinguished flourishes repeatedly out of control, and the pattern it weaves stifles pretty right out of our life.

Solution – confront ugly head on. Search deep asking God to uncover seeds of shoved down remnants of sin. Breathe confession early morning. Breathe confession late night. Leave each day cleansed, forgiven and resist the urge to simply slide past our ugly. Hold on tight to God’s promises and lean in to hear His guidance. Zero in on His truths, write them on our hearts and keep them in front of our eyes. Being intentional in confronting us will always serve us well.

“Sweet Jesus, I am so thankful for Your grace and Your promise to scatter to the depths of the ocean sins confessed. Amazed at the way You forget, restore, and redeem our ugly transforming it with the beauty of forgiveness.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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