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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October 16: Death to My Earthly Nature


GOD’S REMINDER: “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature…” (Colossians 3:5a)

NOTE TO SELF: I’m having anger issues. I mean, over the top, outrageous, impulsive, scary anger issues.

In my attempt to figure out the root of my anger, a long litany of foul play against me ensued. It was not pretty. And to the natural eye, my anger, then, would seem highly justifiable. However, it’s not. It’s my earthly nature to rage.

Anger is not a sin, mind you, it’s what we do in our anger that becomes the sin. And I publically confess that I have sinned grievously.

My family is desperately trying to fend off my wrath, and I’m desperately trying to control it. It cannot be controlled. It has a mind of its own. It’s my earthly nature to feel justified in this “feeling.” But I am not…justified. Not in my actions.

Our earthly nature is powerful, do not underestimate its hold on you. At one point in history, God was sorry He even created us (Genesis 6:6-7) because we desired our earthly nature over His supernatural abundance. 

God’s not expecting perfection, but he desires us to put to death the things that are not of Him. The things that displease Him, that dishonor Him. That makes us forget Him.

I have to kill this anger within me. I have to rid myself of my natural urges to act upon this anger, and instead keep running to Christ and surrendering my pain to Him.

Death to my earthly nature!

1 comment:

  1. You can overcome this my dear friend. I fight this everyday. Its YOUR faith in God that has made mine come to light. Pray hard and I will pray for you. YOU GOT THIS!


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