We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. Romans 6:6-8 (NLT)
When someone is constantly focused on what they are doing wrong, we call that being “sin-conscious.” Although this type of thinking seems very spiritual, it is actually very counterproductive. You see, as long as you are sin-conscious, you keep committing sin. The only way to overcome sin is to become God- conscious.
Let me give you an example. Let’s pretend that eating doughnuts is a sin. If you spend your entire day thinking, “I cannot have doughnuts,” but you really like doughnuts, it is going to be very difficult to pass by that doughnut shop on the way home without stopping in. After all, you’ve been thinking about doughnuts all day!
Some well-meaning church leaders try to scare the ‘hell’ out of people by constantly bringing up sin. Of course it is vital to live by the principles God has given us. He gave them to us to protect us! However, we need to shine the light on Jesus, not sin.
Trusting Jesus is the only way to overcome sin. When your identity comes from Jesus Christ and what He has done, you rise up with His ability to defeat bad habits, depression and low self- worth. You overcome addiction, lust and all other sin in your life.
Stop focusing on what you do and fail to do. Become God- conscious. He qualifies you for God’s power and blessing. Believe it.