getting rid of sin

I think that becoming more like God and less selfish, less sinful takes a lifetime journey, a minute-by-minute decision.

1 John 1:8 – If we claim not to have sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

But you know what? It’s worth it. It may be a lifetime investment, but if God is who He says He is… then it’s worth it. Because He’s worth it and He deserves it.

One choice at a time… it just takes one tiny choice at a time.

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4 thoughts on “getting rid of sin

  1. I view it a bit differently. You say ‘one tiny choice at a time’. I would translate that to one thing after another being taken out of our lives to please a God that we ‘hope’ is who he says he is. If hes not, then we’ve wasted that one life we have making something else happy instead of ourselves.

    Don’t take offense, im not trying to be a trouble maker, LOL. But, I don’t think i’ve ever really blogged or commented on religion, and your site definitely got me thinking about it.

  2. That’s a very interesting view! It makes me think about sacrifice and the perspective you mentioned of “wasting” or “loss”. I admit I don’t think of it that way very often. But I think that comes out of our different points of view. Perhaps I assume things because of what I’ve personally experienced.
    Just to touch on my point of view… I wonder why it would be considered loss or waste to live in a way that (to me) expresses love, respect, honesty, and decency. Now, these are fairly relative terms, so I can see how they could possibly be illustrated by people of any religious leaning.
    You said it may be better to make ourselves happy. Well, the sin I speak of does not make us happy in the long run. Or, let me rephrase that to say it’s not made me happy. Actually, my selfish, happiness-seeking ways have backfired time after time. I have stories about this, but I’d bore everyone if I went into them here. Suffice it to say that when I rebelled against the character of God (as far as I have understood Him that is) I may have enjoyed myself at the time, or had immediate gratification (who doesn’t like that? haha)… but over time the effects, consequences, and ripple effects of that rebellion caught up with me and I’m still suffering because of it right now. It’s no light matter for me. I have to take the repercussions of my actions seriously and take responsibility for them.
    And that’s where I’m at now in my life. Perhaps that shows people a bit more where I’m coming from.
    I truly appreciate your comment. Be well!

  3. Awesome…See, if the ideals and morals that God has given to you provide you happiness when you act accordingly, then I think you are on the right track. I agree…love, respect, honesty, and decency are great values, and can only make us happy, and those around us happy. But, I also don’t think those kinds of things necessarily have anything to do with God. I enjoy being able to make other people smile by being kind, or encouraging. At the same rate, I would never deny myself the things that I really enjoy, even if I become selfish in the process.

    Such a good topic…Thanks

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