Romans 6:14 “Sin – Not Your Master!”
For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
How does something become your “master?” The answer is, when it becomes so ingrained in your habits, it in essence happens without even thinking about it. Have you ever noticed if you come home from work or school and just hang out and rest, it becomes hard to get up and exercise? In time, you will gain weight, hurt your health and have low energy. Instead, if you make yourself change clothes and go workout, quickly you build a new habit of working out. You gain energy and fitness, and you look better as well. But, many folks tend to do it for a couple days and then quickly revert back to not working out. The power is in your ability to build your will power through viewing the new idea as pleasurable and enjoyable and taking action to do it. Build that positive new habit by doing it everyday!
It’s practicing building positive habits that makes you successful and in control of your life. The fight to revert back to bad habits will take a lifetime to overcome. When you work to focus on doing positive habits as often as possible, you slowly but surely replace one bad habit at a time. If you’re doing good, there’s no time for that bad stuff! Before you know it, you are truly a person of character that other people look up to, never perfect, but getting better all the time.
God forgives you; so forgive yourself for any bad habits and make today the day you replace that bad habit with just one new positive habit. Learn this positive habit development skill, and the world becomes overflowing with opportunities to make a difference in this world, and the next! Sin shall not be your master! You’re a person developing great character!!!
A personal message...
“These devotions were written to my four children, Christian, Mike, Allison and Alex. By the kids allowing these to be shared publicly, our hope is that the devotions will make a positive and eternal difference in the lives of other young people as they mature. Enjoy. Rick Isaacson”