Date: Saturday, 14th December 2019
Topic: Becoming a successful overcomer 3
Text: Ps 51
Key verse: “Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.” Ps 51:14
CONFESS YOUR SINS 2
If you are serious about overcoming, you cannot ignore this vital principle. Examine yourself. Be honest about your motives. Confess your sins and faults, even the minor ones.
And finally, lay your heart bare before God, in the privacy of your prayer closet, and ask Him to cleanse you from all unrighteousness and give you the strength you need to put away those things in your life that would give rise to evil. And He will take charge of your thoughts read James 1:14&15,
Since sin begins with desire, and desire is formed in the mind, overcoming sin must begin in the mind. The overcomer must learn to take charge of his thoughts. When a temptation to commit sin arises, he should immediately put away the tempting thought and replace it with wholesome thoughts. Read 2Tim2:22, 1 Tim 6:10, 11
To "flee" is to dart away as quickly as possible. It does not mean to stick around and ponder the situation; it means to leave the scene at once! This is how you can overcome your sins and bad habits. If you have a problem with pornography or with harboring thoughts of sexual sin, you can overcome your problem by "fleeing" from the evil thought at the very instant it comes to mind. Simply put it out! Never allow such a thought to remain in your mind, not even for a moment. The longer it is there, the more likely you are to give in and commit sin.
Make my heart your dwelling place O Lord in Jesus name.
AYO NI O.