It started Sunday afyernoon, saw an inappropriate picture on my computer, some people might not deem it inappropriate but I did. The interesting thing is, I wrote a post Sunday about what are you planting in your garden? Not realizing that it was actually a warning for myself. I just realized that this morning. we really need to pay attention when Holy spirit is nudging us.
What does James say. He who knows what to do and does not do it that is sin to him. You know that pretty well closes all loopholes doesn’t it?
I have been meditating / pondering that picture that I saw to the point where I’ve wanted to look at other pictures. Three mistakes that I made. First mistake, I meditated / pondered on the wrong thing. Second mistake, I did not tell anyone. Third mistake, I did not send it away, put off the old man and put on the new man. You might ask, why haven’t you? Well that’s simple, I figured I could fix this problem on my own. I hate that I sometimes still have that thought process in my mind.
My wife left to go to Cleveland to see our daughter and will be back April 12th. Needless to say when I found out she was leaving I started pondering on those images more. Yesterday morning I dropped her off at the airport and then my mind went straight to those images again. I felt like I couldn’t stop it. I’m trying to put off, renew the mind and put on the new man and it’s just a battle.
There are several parts of this story I want to touch on
I remember thinking to myself I need to call this person and then I thought nah I don’t need to I’ll be good. But in the back of my mind I knew it was a lie. Guess what, that one specific person that I thought about calling? He called me yesterday morning right after I got in my truck to head to the job. He asked me “how are you doing?” Unbelievable so I confessed what was going on and just slapped those negative thought patterns right out of my mind. the cool thing is when he got in his vehicle yesterday morning he felt like Holy spirit told him to call me. Here are a few lessons that I took away from this. And all this is an old news.
# 1. you can’t do it ALONE!
#2 the moment you think you can do it alone, that is when you need to call somebody. That is the old thought pattern that you can do this alone, that’s the LIE that’s floating around ready for you to believe
#3. Expose it to the light!
#4 Ephesians 4 put off the old man renew your mind and put on the new man. It is that simple
#5. James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
#6. Sow good seed
Sow good seed. Now there’s a concept. I think I touched on this the other day what are you planting in your garden?