Excuses: Keep It Real With Yourself

We as people like to cut ourselves too much slack.


Yes. I said it. We like to cut ourselves too much slack.


Now, there’s nothing wrong with remembering that you’re not perfect & reminding yourself that everyone makes mistakes, but we go a bit far with it. Rather than letting ourselves mess up we stay in our mess and make excuses for why we are in it.


I’ll use myself for example. 


At one time I struggled heavily with low self-esteem & as a result I developed an addiction to pornography. I would sneak and watch it on my computer trying to fill various voids with lust, rather than the love of God. It’s not something I’m proud of, but it is part of my testimony. 


The crazy part is, I subconsciously began to justify my watching it by comparing myself to others. I knew it was wrong, but somehow I allowed myself to keep doing it because it wasn’t “too bad”.


Even though I felt convicted before, after, & during it made me feel good, and since I technically wasn’t doing anything it wasn’t that bad right? WRONG!!!


Sin is sin.


No matter how you phrase it or look at it if it is out of God’s will, than it is out of God’s will.


1 Timothy 2:3-4 states, “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”


What God desires will always bring you into truth, but to do that you have to stop lying to yourself. 


So, next time any of us wants to cut ourselves “some slack” remember lies keep you bound, but the truth makes you free.

© 2020 by Amber Gardner | Step By Step