Friday, August 26, 2011

The devil made me late!

I am in bed, I hear Debonair's "Pure Class" serenade me as my alarm goes off. Not feeling fully rested, I snooze my alarm.

So instead of waking up at 6 when my first alarm goes off, I wake up at 6:45 after snoozing my second alarm.

Normally I dont have time to cook in the mornings but on this particular day when I am already running late, I decide to make ackee to take to work!

Then wonder why I didnt make the usual bus?! It must have been the devil, right? WRONG!

I know that there are forces of darkness working in the world but I honestly feel that we give too much credit to the devil! It's almost as if we are saying he is more powerful than God and despite our actions (preparations) we always fail. That's so far from the truth. In the above action I needed to take responsibility for my action or rather inaction (not waking up on time).

By the way, I made it to work on time :-)

Another issue I noticed with Christian mentality is that we often blame external circumstances for our sins. For example, a Christian overdoses on drugs and the first thing we do is blame the devil. Surely there may have been some arrangements to make the drugs more convenient/available; someone could have been "planted" to convince this person but the Bible says that we sin because of our own lusts (James 1:14- Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away, NLT). You cannot tempt me with marijuana or a dish of liver, tripe (Nigerian "shaki") and celery because I dont lust after that. In the same way we need to stop giving that little creep more power and work out our own salvation.

Balance: Romans 8:1 states that "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus" -- if you used to think like this, repent {turn away from this thinking and renew your mind} and continue on! God still loves you. There is a huge difference between feeling convicted and feeling condemned.

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