So I find this law at work: although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war again the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Thank God we have Paul to describe the things that are in our heart. How many of us can relate to the apostle Paul?
Last, Tuesday night I sat in a corner of the church going over my “to do list” and I hear the words “get them done”. I really was just throwing a mental pity party. A pity party about how I want so many things and yet they are still just writing on paper. Well the truth is I haven’t been working hard enough, long enough or basically just enough to accomplish all the dreams I have for the future. Instead I have allowed my sinful nature to just take over. I know some of you may not consider procrastination a sin, but it is when it’s your sinful nature keeping you from doing the work God has laid out for you.
Anything that keeps you from getting closer to Jesus is sin working against us. It is the enemy trying to keep us far away from our destiny. Sometimes the enemy can be so sly and so quiet we dismiss his workings as just being life. Life will always tell you, there is no time, the dishes need to get done, the room is a mess, believe me I know! When I am home I feel like I just have to catch up on all the things I haven’t done. But truthfully the dishes can wait and the toys will be there tomorrow. Life can be so distracting especially when there is something in our hearts that may seem unimportant.
However, if it is in your heart it is important. If it is important to you and it is important to God. Those desires, those dreams, the goals you have set before you are the core of who you are, don’t let them go to waste.