Real Life Change
We must realize that real life change is a process, not an event.
As we make progress in our journey toward Christ-likeness, there will be many stumbles along the way.
While we find ourselves sinning less and less, we will never be sinless in this life.
One reason that is true is because there are spiritual forces about us that will not cease their attempts to derail our journey to freedom.
Paul warns us about these forces and tells us to put on the whole armor of God and to be strong in the Lord. Eph. 6:10-17
Just because we make some progress in overcoming in some areas of spiritual bondage, doesn’t mean that the evil forces will leave us alone; actually, it may mean that they step up their attacks to try to derail our spiritual progress.
But, not only do we have to battle against the forces outside of us, we also have to battle the forces within us.
We have to win the battle against our own wrong thinking and the evil desires that are within.
As long as we live in this world, we will have to battle with the flesh and the mind.
We are not going to win this battle randomly or accidentally.
We must intentionally subject the flesh and the mind, and we must undertake an intentional strategy for reaching our spiritual goals.
To be continued