When it comes to our greatest struggles and sins, we are often encouraged to battle hard for the victory we want. The problem? It will never work!! In fact, nowhere in scripture does God begin by telling us to battle hard not to sin. Scripture actually begins by telling us to give up and wave the white flag in surrender to allow the power of God’s spirit to transform us and give us the victory we desperately want over our struggles.
This is much of the work I do in transformational coaching with leaders. I help them dig deep to identify the underlying issues that result in their sin and struggle and learn how to surrender those issues to God first. This is where victory over sin and struggle begins!
So, next time you face sin and struggle, stop “trying harder” to battle it, and start by waving the white flag to “give up” and let God give you the strength to battle that challenge!
If you’re stuck in a struggle or sin and can’t figure out how to find victory in your life, send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll follow up to discuss if my “Write One Line” personal transformation coaching is a good fit for you in 2018!