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Besetting Sin

Are you struggling so hard for long with a particular reoccurring sin(s)? Anyways, I hope this will be a way for you to get out of it.


Sin makes believers in Christ lack the rudiments of courage and rendering one a coward living in degrading shame or embarrassment. such people are unable to stand up with boldness against flows because of certain secret sins in their lives. such people can’t live in victory because they live in defeat.

Some have experienced what it is like to live a victorious and taking vengeance against sin, having manifest the righteousness of Christ in them.

They know the blessings, strength, power, courage that comes to those who are obedient to God. But now they are backsliders who are victimized by the sin that rules their lives.

Well, guess you are aware of some besetting sins in your life? What do you mean? Asked someone?

However, besetting means repetitive, continuously deeply rooted. Your besetting sin tends to control you, threatens, haunts, restrains and holds you captive.

Besetting sins are like a phone that you are too used to. Sometimes, you would think you would prefer seating on a piece of furniture and watch some movies to avoid it. But when it’s been a while and you aren’t thinking about it–hmm! You pick it up again.

At times it’s a craving that gets out of hand, a demanding desire, drug addiction, destroying things, manipulating others for an advantage, having long-held cherished hatred or grudges, idolatry without knowing, married but lusting after another married partner; these and many more numerous examples.

Often we need help to recognize what’s wrong with us. It could be a friend or family who knows you well and can spot these flows readily than you.

We may hide them too often but they are there.

Truly all of us have sinned, meaning, at one time or the other we have erred in various ways against God’s purpose. Every one of us is most likely to be exposed to the chances of been harmed physically or emotionally to evil in ways that are exceptional or distinct. One may be stronger where others might be most weak. Sin has an ensnaring power concentrated at a certain part of every individual.

Besetting sin has stolen and hijacked spiritual energy which distinguishes us and many enemies are raised against many today. Jesus said…..Whoever keeps on sinning any kind is a bond-slave and needs to be liberated. John 8:34.

The Bible is a realistic book, it shows us how human heroes of faith were. Father Abraham’s flows or weakness indicates to us the struggles in the life of faith and give us hope for ourselves. If God was able to work with a sinner then in those days, He can likewise work with me! Gen.20:1-18

Two main points in this chapter are the incapability of Abraham; and, the loyalty of God. Truly, Abraham sinned, yet God didn’t cast him off. He dealt with His disobedient child and pursued it up by fulfilling His promise of a son (chapter.21). Grace at work! These show that while we are constantly sinning, God remains holy and graceful.

In the next article, we will be looking at how to become victorious over besetting sin.

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