The Problem is..
Every problem is rooted in sin.The problem actually IS sin. Whether it’s their sin, your sin, it’s all sin and it’s at the foundation of every conflict, hurt feeling, misunderstanding, and unloving act. Sin is our problem. It’s your problem.
Do you feel something in you that wants to flee right now? What if I said this to your face? Would you receive it?
It is in our nature to fight against it. We seem to want to point fingers, blame circumstances..it’s not us, it’s them. We have no sin, right? Of course not. Most people will admit that they are a sinner, but they will not own up to their actual sins. Instead we justify it, make light of it, try to explain it away. We call it a short-coming or maybe just a mistake. And everyone makes mistakes.
Why are we so adamant to deny our sin? Satan is the Father of lies.
I just listened to a John Bevere video clip explaining that Hell was created for Satan not for man. It was a place for him & his angels. So he is out to deceive and mislead as many of us as he can to join him there.
A way to think of it may be: It’s the “only thing he has in his life.” Have you ever heard someone use this phrase? Someone is gossipy because they’re bored with their own life. They stir up drama because they have nothing going for them. That’s how I like to think of the Devil. He knows he loses. He knows his fate. So what does he do? He seeks to stir up strife and drama and hate and lead as many astray as possible.
And you know what his prime target very well may be? Our sin. “Oh it’s not that bad” the thought goes through your mind. I’m definitely a better person than ol so & so. Satan will deceive you and your fleshly pride will say YES that’s right…I’m really a “good person.” Sin isn’t my problem really, it’s dealing with other people’s shortcomings, that is my problem. Notice there that we don’t necessarily want to even label other’s sin sometimes. If it’s someone we care about we especially would rather say it’s something they might have a problem with.
Christians what if the solution is rooting out, confessing and repenting of all sin, no matter how small it may seem to be in us? What if that word.. SIN.. should be used more boldly? What if making light of sin IS a sin?
Why not try this: whatever your issue is at the moment, stop analyzing and thinking, and instead of hiding your sin away and refusing to face it actually start seeking it out! Pray to God to reveal your sin to you. Pray that God will help you see the sickness in the heart that is leading you away from Him. Pray to repent of your sins and kill the flesh, the ego, your pride more and more each day. Pray that God would make you MORE sensitive to spying sin in yourself from the start while it still feels "small" to you and not let you make light of it ever again! What power is in that?!
Because deep down, friends, every problem is SIN.. and every problem starts right in the heart.
And the good news is:
the answer is
"Search me O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!" Psalms 139:23-24
"if I have concealed my transgressions as others do by hiding my iniquity in my heart," Job 31:33
"Would not God discover this? For He knows the secrets of the heart." Psalms 44:21
"And he did evil, for he did not set his heart to seek the Lord." 2 Chronicles 12:14
"If you prepare your heart, you will stretch out your hands toward him" Job 11:13