fighting for free hearts

The Grind

i was talking with one of the WarriorPoets in our group the other day about The Grind _ that daily pounding from the world with its demands and frantic pace.

It sets us up for failure.

As The Grind heats up, we lose sight of God, His Kingdom and the vision of what sorts of men we are called to be: those who walk as Jesus walked (I John 2:6).

The stress in our lives limits our vision; we can only see what is immediately in front of us. And we lack the energy and mental sharpness to remember that the temptations of Pornography, Lust and Masturbation (PLM) are counterfeits.  They can never give life and deep satisfaction to our hearts.  But, they do provide immediate pleasure, and in the short-term, we experience a release of tension.

And that is where our Enemy pounces, offering those simple diversions from the genuine article and then condemning us to live in the shame of our sin.

This is why Jesus said:

The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that you may have life _ life to the full. (John 10:10)

It is a fight to stay focused on the true source of life while living in a world offering multiple counterfeits at every turn.

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