How We Unknowingly Give The Enemy A Foothold

I just sat there in shock at what she was telling me.  I could not believe that my best friend and her husband vacationed at this resort…in fact, I didn’t even know such a resort existed.  She proceeded to tell me about the forbidden pleasures she and her husband had entertained several months before.  There were even some aspects that I hadn’t quite understood until my husband clarified later on…it was much worse than I had originally thought.  And to top it off, she had the audacity to say that she had prayed and prayed for God’s peace in her heart for this forbidden vacation spot.  I didn’t even know what to say.  However, the look on my face said more than enough.  A couple of weeks later, that friendship ended because I was ‘too judgmental’.  I had been asking God that if He no longer wanted me to be in this friendship, that He would end it…so He did.  The ending of this friendship forced me to take a good, long hard look at the sin in my own life.  It made me want to turn away from it all the more as I witnessed how far this friend and her husband had slid down the slippery slope of sexual sin.  I had to get rid of that foothold Satan had in my life, the foothold I had allowed.  I want to share with you How We Unknowingly Give The Enemy A Foothold.

I have justified my sin more times than I'd like to admit. It can be pretty easy when we have the wrong view of sin and how it affects our lives. Sin always leads to death...always. How We Unknowingly Give Satan A Foothold

Excuses, Excuses

Have you ever defended your sin?  Or made light of it?  Perhaps someone confronted you about it and you just made excuse after excuse.  Or maybe you turned the tables on them and pointed out their sin so the heat was off of you.  As much as we want to hold on to that sin, we must be aware of the opportune times that we are giving to satan with our death grip on that thing we just don’t want to give up.  Especially the sin we justify and make excuses for.  Read More

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