As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.
A few weeks ago this scripture came to me so clearly at church.
Why is it that we can gain victory in an area of our lives, only to open up the door for the enemy all over again? Often times, it is harder to break away the second , third or eighth time, when that door has been opened.
For myself I find if I keep opening the door again and again, it is because the root of the sin has not been dealt with. I will stop sinning in my bitterness, anger, gluttony, worry or whatever it is for a season, but I have not completely rid myself of it. So it sits below the surface and fester, waiting for another onslaught to rear its ugly head. The temptation will rise and I will entertain it rather than cutting it off at the root.
It has been time to CUT off that sin. Walk away from it. Turn away and change. This is what repentance really means. To turn away from. I can’t keep picking the same old hurtful habits back up again and again and expect a different result.
I do not want to be as a dog returning to its nasty vomit. I do not want to be the fool returning to my folly that drags me down and steals my life and abundant joy.
My prayer today is the Lord makes every hidden thing abundantly clear to me so that I will not miss the areas that are lurking. That He will continue to give me strength to walk in HIM and not my own ways of self-destruction. I was created to be more than a fool.
4 Replies to “Will you return to your mess?”
A very good post precious lady.
Thank you for your encouragement. May the Lord bless you greatly!
YOU are one sick BITCH
You may have not read this scripture before and did not know that it exists within the bible, it is a rather graphic explanation isn’t it? This one must have struck a chord with you. That is called conviction.
You may want to look at your own areas that need to be laid at the feet of Jesus. I pray you are free from your oppressions that have you bound up and angry.
May the Lord grant you peace.