When you’re struggling with certain sins, it’s easy to start seeing relationship with God as a way to get out of that sin and change your life for the better.
This is true in some ways. God is the solution to sin. Investing in our relationship with Him does help us get free and living according to His will.
However, if that’s the purpose of your relationship with God—if that’s the main reason you want to take Him more seriously, that could be a huge problem. Because God is not a means to an end.
The purpose of our relationship with God isn’t to enable us to resist sin, or achieve some other goal. Rather, the reason we resist sin is so that we can more fully give our lives to God.
It seems to be a subtle difference on the surface. But it’s a crucial one.
In the latest video, I dig in deeper on this and tell about some of my own shortfalls in this area.
If you’re interested in the book I briefly referred to in this video, you can find it here: Killing Kryptonite by John Bevere.