May 23

2 Peter 2:19

“They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.”

Take a good look at yourself. Evaluate your life and ask yourself this simple question: What has mastered me?

This question might sound ridiculous at first glance, but this is a query that as Christians, we must answer as many times as possible. In every season of our lives, we run into different circumstances and plots, and if we are not careful, we will allow some aspects of each season the power to become master over us. Most often we do not realize how much of our will and power we give over to the enemy until it’s too late. 

Most of us have become slaves to money and sex, while others are slaves to materialistic elements such as fashion and property (i.e., cars), and still, others are deeply rooted in their desire and longing for pornography, masturbation and many other pleasurable sins. The painful and scary part of it all is the fact that those that are often in these predicaments do not see it as a problem. The person who is being ruled by money and material things do not consider themselves to have an issue; they instead believe the lie that they are in perfect condition, and everyone around them needs help. In case you may not know, chances are you are the one with the issues, so take some time and reason with yourself. Dig deep into your heart and check if there’s anything that has mastered you. Begin to defeat it and set it loose from your life. 

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