DAY 5

Scripture Reading
- Proverbs 28:13
- James 5:16
- James 1:14-15
- 2 Timothy 2:15

Small Steps Lead To Big Destruction

Devotional Content: 

I have never counseled a man who told me he walked out of the house one morning and decided to screw up his life, his marriage, and his family, but I have counseled many men who did just that. It almost never happens with one big giant step. Instead it is the small steps - almost baby steps - that take us from where we are to where we never thought we would go. We could stop taking the steps at any time, but we don’t and then we end up in a mess that we cannot find our way out of. Pastor Craig says that sin is progressive. That’s the picture we have here: Progressive sin.  

If this path of sin is truly progressive, that means we have many opportunities along the road to stop it. Here are some things for you to think about:

  • Get ahead of the game. Put safeguards in place before you need them. That may be an accountability partner, altering travel plans, or eliminating access to certain things on your mobile device.

  • Make a commitment to be faithful to your spouse in every way and never compromise that commitment.

  • If you take a baby step, stop at step one.

  • Be open and transparent. Pastor Craig says that “sin grows best in the dark.”

  • Pray that your sexual desires will be for your spouse only.

 

Today’s Challenge:

  1. Pray for God to bring a man into your life that you can be mutually accountable with.

  2. Is there something you need to stop today?  

  3. What can you do to protect yourself from your areas of vulnerability?

Going Deeper:

The small steps are there every day for you to take. Pray that God will equip you to resist temptation and take big steps away instead of small steps towards your vulnerabilities.

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