I’m an awful patient when I’m sick. Awful. I hate being sick. Thankfully I don’t get sick all that often. I chalk it up to regular doses of Chipotle. It has healing powers.
Sickness comes with symptoms. Sometimes if you notice the symptoms early enough you can do something to prevent yourself from getting worse.
For a Christian sin isn’t the real issue. It’s a symptom. It’s a symptom that is supposed to point to what our real problem is.
Worry is nothing more than an emotion.
Anger is an emotion.
Jealousy is an emotion.
Lying is a response to an emotion of wanting others to think something false about you.
Lust is often the response to other issues. My friend who went to counseling to help with a porn addiction told me that often the response to lust comes from being, 1.Bored. 2. Lonely. 3. Tired. 4. Hungry. Now lust is immediate gratification but so often it’s sought after to fix another issue.
Our sin isn’t the issue. It’s the symptom of what’s really wrong with us. We all have different triggers. We all have different symptoms. But all of our sin points to the real issue.
We need a cure.
The answer is not to simply not want to be sick anymore. The answer is to find the cure. The cure is not about doing more for yourself. The cure is death. When you lose your life you will truly find the cure.
The cure is to love Jesus with all our hearts and to love others like we love ourselves. Every sin is a result of selfishness.
The cure is to pour yourself out.
You see Jesus is the cure but then we are called to go help spread the cure. The vast majority of the counseling sessions that I have could be summed up with a lack of investing in others.
Christians get the cure and then keep it to themselves which is like taking half of the medication. True spiritual health starts with Jesus but then quickly goes to investing in others.
Who is counting on you to not mess up? Who is counting on you to teach them about God? Who is counting on you love them even when they bring nothing to the table? Answer that and you’ll discover true spiritual health.
So who do you need to invest in?