Not a George Michael song. Pondering Galatians 6:7-10 – still. Asking:
At what point does the concept of “liberty” or freedom in the life of the Christ-follower merely become a license for compromise and sin? How close to the edge can I stand, still believing that somehow, someway, I’m “strong enough” to not be adversely affected by the behaviors, thought patterns, & entertainment choices I indulge in?
Is it possible that the longer I stand close to the edge, the less likely I am to be able to really tell if I’m in a spot of danger? I think this may be the case, as desensitization often results from repeated exposures (frog in the kettle, foot in the ice-bucket…)
maybe this is where the being open to another person’s insight into my life would be helpful, as what has become normal for me might be truly seen as a destructive & deadly habit, pattern, practice by someone who is not as “used to” death-(sin) defying behaviors.
How can I nurture an attitude that is open to input from others & doesn’t respond in a ‘counter-attack’ of self-justification when somebody points out my pet behavior/indulgence?