Keep Battling What Beats You

Humble yourself, get past your pride.

There are places we are vulnerable to peer pressure and signature sins. It’s only when we let God transform those innermost places that we can be defeat what beats us.

A temporary “feel good” fix (like alcoholism, addiction, drugs, pornography, etc…) only starts to make us loathe who we are. Beyond getting over our pride, we have to keep battling what breaks and beats us. This is only done by letting God battle with us.

Art of Forgiveness

Mistakes are part of the process and even in the most extreme mess-ups; something can be rendered from the art work. There is certain ‘forgiveness’ to art. Lewis Smedes writes: “Forgiveness is an art, maybe the most neglected of the healing arts. Forgiveness is the art of healing wounds inflicted by other people’s wrongs.”