Talk That Talk Thursday: It’s Lit!

I used to be a party girl. Going out, turning up, the works. Since I turned my life over to Christ almost two years ago, I don’t engage anymore. I don’t even desire it, but far beyond that, I get anxious about it. I get anxious about “lituations” as my peers would like to call it. I dislike being in those environments because I know that my flesh is weak. Though I don’t desire it, I know that temptation is a powerful thing and I don’t ever want to find myself staring down the bottom of a bottle or “rolling” a j ever again. However, I have very close friends and family members that party, drink, and smoke and there is nothing wrong with that; it is personal preference. I love to be around my family and friends, but I also hate temptation, so the question becomes what do I do in these situations?

Do you go and support? Do you not go and be self-righteous causing rifts with the people you care most about? Or do you go, but exercise extreme precaution? I personally make a decision by weighing the pros and cons. Is this person important to me? Is this person understanding? Are there other opportunities to be encouraging to this person? Then I make a game plan. How long am I going to stay? Who can I bring that shares the same convictions as me? Then I pray-up, from sun-up to sun-down. I think about 2 Corinthians 12: 9-11:“ But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong’. And I tackle it head on. Some may say, what’s the big deal? But for me, this is huge. Everyone has their personal struggle and if it something that can take me away from God, then it’s worth thinking about. What are your thoughts on these types of situations and how do you handle them?
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Nothing but love,

Sandra

One thought on “Talk That Talk Thursday: It’s Lit!

  1. Stacey says:

    Sandra, coming from a much older women I would say continue to seek God and His Will. Remember, Christ dined and fellowshipped with the poor, the unbelievers, the lost, the less fortunate, prostitutes etc., and even His disciples questioned his judgment and decisions. He had to teach them how to LOVE All in spite of where they are in their lives. As you said, we are all sinners had our transgressions but what separates us from others is the LOVE of God. He loved us when we were in our mess and still loves us while we are learning His teachings. This is how God wants us to treat, fellowship and love others by meeting them right where they are. He will equip you with everything that you need when you’re at those family gatherings, friends events etc., just trust Him. God gives us all free will and as Christians our main purpose on this earth is to be disciples for Christ, reaching the lost and lunging out into the deep as fisherman and bringing those to Christ. God will not put on any of us more than what He knows we can bear. Continue your walk with Christ and continue to seek His Will over your life. Your blogs are reaching many including me! Love you.

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