The college where I work really celebrates Homecoming in a big way. One of the student traditions is a huge tug of war competition called “Rope Pull.” Literally hundreds of people- including alumni- come out to watch student groups compete against one another.
As I watched this week, I couldn’t help but think about my own personal tug of war. The daily struggle between doing good or allowing my selfish desires to take control.
Pride. Selfishness. Anger. Resentment. Greed. All of these feelings cloud my thoughts and let the pull of sin take over. A losing battle of tug of war.
Fortunately, Jesus won the fight over sin. We may lose a battle, but Jesus has won the war.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the means of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
While our sinful nature can cause us to stumble and fall, we can be confident that God will always provide hope, escape and relief.
My prayer this week is to examine my heart for hidden sin and bad habits- and to have the courage to pray for strength to deal with it.
God loves the humble in spirit! Let’s recognize our struggles and resolve to do better.
Please let me know how I may pray for you.