I once read that the battle over sin is won and lost in the mind. Sometimes it really feels like a battle. There is this internal struggle between what I know is righteous and holy and what I simply want in terms of carnal pleasure. As they tug back and forth though, I remind myself that the Holy Spirit is on my side. He’s rooting for me and He’s going to help me in this victory. What a fight though! Invisible to the people around me, inside two forces collide as I cling to the Lord to help me make the choice between what is right and what is easy.
As I entertain thoughts about giving in to the perspective of the world, the Holy Spirit tugs at my heart, telling me of how faithful the Lord has been to me and how those who wait on Him will receive enormous blessing. It’s all or nothing and I know it. I won’t dawdle in the middle. I won’t be lukewarm. I won’t be wishy-washy. I won’t let Satan make me think that I am not called to greater things. I won’t, I won’t, I won’t, I won’t. The Holy Spirit gets excited when we face challenges because the bigger the problem we face, the bigger the victory.