Recently while having a conversation with G-D (praying), I was reminded that there are areas in my life that He wants me to give up to Him. He wants to remove them from my life and replace them with the real thing; not the fake imitation I have been seeking after; you know: the fake imitation that never really satisfies or makes you happy.
You see, the thing in my life, the sins I commit are my futile attempt to fulfill a promise of G-D that I am not willing to wait on Him to fulfill. As I drive those square pegs into those round holes; all it causes is pain, a bad fit and an impossibility to have the right piece to be placed in the hole. The sin, the man made peg needs to be removed first and then G-D can fill it perfectly.
I was also reminded that there has never been something He asked me to give up that He did not replace with something many times better. So why do I hesitate? Why do I sin? Why do I go get the chocolate cake at 12:30 at night? Because I want what I want when I want it. So my pants don’t fit, and I’m 25 pounds over weight. But yet, I want to be thinner because I know it is healthier… I want to be holy as my Father in Heaven is Holy, It’s eternally healthier.
I have a friend that was a heavy drinker. Everyday at lunch time before his meal, he had three or four drinks. One day, he realized that his drinking was a problem and it was affecting his life, his work and his relationship with his wife and kids. He decided that day, that he was all finished drinking and he stopped. Ah, but the next day at lunch time he started to order his usual drink and in mid stream he said to himself “Oh yea, I don’t drink any more” and he has not had a drink since.
G-D told Cain… “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” Do you know how a hunter kills his prey… he lies in wait or lays a trap.
I have taken the liberty to change the wording of the next text a little, but I think you will get the point. “If you decide that it’s a bad thing to worship G-D, then choose a chocolate cake you’d rather serve—and do it today. Choose one of the drugs your ancestors worshiped from the country beyond The River, or one of the web sites of the Amorites, on whose land you’re now living. As for me and my family, we’ll worship G-D.”
Be assured someone will bring you the best chocolate cake you ever had once you set your heart and mind to allow G-D to have His way in your life! (I know I have one sitting in my refrigerator.) BUT… “For me and my family, we’ll worship G-D.” “Oh yea, I don’t (you fill in the blank) any more”