11 questions to help you identify, understand and deal with the struggle of sin in your life. One way to use them is identify a particular sin (e.g sexual temptation) you struggle with - and then ask the questions. But you can also take your life in totality - and work from there.
1. Where and how do you regularly set yourself up for failure?2. Where do you tend to make foolish choices?3. Where do you expose yourself to things that are not helpful?4. Where do you tend to tell yourself that you’re okay when you’re not?5. What are the things you say to yourself that allow you to remain hopeless?6. Where do you look wrong in the face and do it anyway?7. Where and when are you most susceptible to give in to temptation?8. Where are you asking physical, emotional pleasure to satisfy your heart?9. In what ways do you tend to minimize your struggle?10. With whom are you being less than honest?11. Are there moments when you still allow yourself to question God’s love?
As Paul David Tripp observes in his book, "Sex and Money", these questions won't change your life, but they are helpful in getting us to think about where we need to reach out for God's help. The questions can function as tools in the hands of a God of glorious grace, who alone has the power to defeat sin in your life and mature you into a person who is pure of heart and hands.
Copyright © Chola Mukanga 2013