It is quicker and easier to ask for forgiveness than to stop and make time to develop a plan that will bring about the change you desire.
Words are cheap. I can ask for forgiveness in under 30 seconds.
To develop and put together a plan that will lead to success- will require more than five minutes. And we can’t even seem to put our phones down for that long. With everything that is nowadays INSTANT….it has habituated our faith to believe in ‘quick, easy, and INSTANT forgiveness’.
The thing is, once habits are formed- we begin to practice them almost involuntarily and with little to no thinking involved.
Asking Almighty God for forgiveness should not be like pressing start on the coffee maker, or even worse having it set to ‘automatic brew’.
With everyone being pressed for time, we wind up falling into this bottomless pit without realizing it.
#1 Whatever it is causing you to stumble, extract yourself from the area, the proximity, understand exactly what your kryptonite is and stay the hell away from it.
#2 Going further in understanding: for years I continued struggling with, against, and succumbing to the ‘same thing’ over and over again- one of the main reasons is because I lacked understanding. And I lacked the ‘doing’ of.
#3 Understanding Kryptonite: When trying to change one’s behaviour, bad habits, and causes of continued failures- one begins with the obvious- commencing a elimination protocol. One by one, removing ourselves from the environment, from the vicinity of the person, the substance, or the activity area. When we see superman grow suddenly weak and powerless it is when he is near the green gem kryptonite- move the kryptonite away from superman and he begins to regain his strength and power. ****In the real world- staying away from kryptonite does NOT RESOLVE our problem. **** The grand illusion is that the causing agent, issue, or problem – exists on the outside of us. So we begin eliminating all the possible sources of bad influence, and after doing so- we still continue to fail. Why? Perplexed, we go over the plan trying to identify what source we may of missed.
#4 The source of the kryptonite is within our own impure hearts. The beautiful brilliant shine that kryptonite gives off originates with our desire for it. Therefore, eliminating all the bad influences on the outside of us IS NOT ENOUGH AND NEVER WILL BE. WE MUST ELIMINATE OUR WRONGFUL DESIRES on the inside. One by one.
It is not women who are morally corrupt, or their fault because of Eve, or nature’s fault that your aroused by the same sex, or that you find chocolate cake irresistible….YOU and I must learn to purify our hearts- daily, one day at time. If you have been living a life without God, for years- do not expect to leave everything at once..it takes time- just like the refining process of gold and silver in order to arrive at a pure gold quality.
A Daily Relationship With God Is What Purifies Our Hearts And Souls daily. He is the HOLY SPIRIT DIVINE FILTER that passes through us to remove, detoxify, align, synchronize, teach, correct, and purify.
The more time we spend with Him daily- reading His word, praying, helping someone else in any way, listening to worship music, working hard, the more we are cleansed as we do these things….and thereby what use to have an irrestible glow to our eye…..begins to fade…we begin to see it for what it really is – DISASTER.