Over the last few years I have been attempting to work out a couple days each week. The more I do, the easier it becomes. Last year I started a cardio workout that soaks your hair and clothes after only 40 minutes of exercise. It’s pretty insane. But the benefit is that it’s caused me to lose some inches off my waist. The bad thing is that I have to spend money buying more clothes…or it could be good because now I have newer clothes. Many people when they lose weight fear that they will put it back on again and do one of two things. They either save their old clothes so they won’t have to buy more when that inevitable weight returns or they get rid of them so they have no choice but to keep it off. Most trainers will suggest the latter.
The same is true in our spiritual lives. We attempt to overcome sin. We feel free and so we start to edge back again to “see if we can handle it”. Did God call us to handle sin or to be free from it? Romans 6:18 says, “You have been set free from sin and become slaves to righteousness.”