The Glory of God

Ever wonder why so often we failed to cut off from bad habits?

Ever wonder why we always repent for our sins and yet after a few days, we stumble again?

Ever wonder why you do all you can to prevent from stumbling, yet you stumble again?

asking forgiveness upon forgiveness, grace upon grace until to the point that we do not even know how to face God anymore because we wonder whether God will still ever forgive this non-stop of bad habits or sins? Have you discovered that, in the past, you may have desired freedom for the wrong reasons? What were those reasons?

This is because our motives of being set free is wrong in the first place! Please take time to think. Are we trying to be free from all these bondages so that we can feel better about ourselves? so that we can be more 'holy'? so that we can be the 'leader' that God wants us to be? so that our future life and marriage will be bless by God(for sexual sins)?

All these motives are self-centered. When we all do things that are self-centered, it means that we are not involving God in this matter. That is why, we often depend on our own strength to be free from bondages. We need our motives to be CHRIST-centered! Setting motives right is the first step to gain freedom! So, what is the Christ-centered motive?

1 Cor 10:31 says Therefore whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do ALL to the glory of God.

It says here very clearly. We need to do it for the glory of God! Our motive has to be: we want to be free from all these bondages, so that our God can be glorified! Not glorifying one-self (such as to feel good about ourselves, to be mroe 'holy' etc etc).

To be free, we need to change ourselves and convince ourselves that we want to cut all these bad habits and sins because we want to glorify God and stop hurting God, not because we want HIS blessings! (obviously when God is please with you, HIS blessings flow unto you but this should not be the reason you want to cut off from habitual sins)

now why we need to glorify God with our body by stop sinning?

1 Cor 6:19 - 20 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

It is simple here. We need to honour and glorify God with our body. How? simply by cutting off from our habitual sins.

Therefore we really need to set our motive right to be free from habitual sins! Glorifying God should be our main motive!

Just my thought to share, hope this helps! Take care and God bless (:

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