Living right in a real world, part 1

Published 7:00 am Friday, April 27, 2018

By Gwen Williams 

Becoming a home owner was the biggest achievement of my life so I thought. I soon discovered that paying the mortgage and maintaining the property was as different as cats and mice. Shopping in Macy’s was replaced with Lowe’s and Home Depot. Accepting the advice of an attendant, I bought a cart full of unknown gadgets to keep the yard and house maintained.

That utility room sported a trimmer, weed eater, rake, gloves, hoe, shovel, eye goggles that made me look like a science fiction monster, and various bottles of fluids to make the gadgets operate. Instructions came in several languages and I was smart enough to purchase that 200-foot electrical cord. However, no one told me that this room nor those gadgets inside were not designed for women.

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Meanwhile my perfectly rounded shrubs looked like the hair of a porcupine and the edges of my lawn zigzagged across the driveway. I had the equipment necessary to beautify my lawn, but I finally admitted: “I don’t know how to make these gadgets work.” I needed someone to walk me through the process of operating these gadgets.

Suddenly, I had that ah-ha moment exposing the answer why people find it difficult living right in a real world.

Too many believers find themselves “falling” into sinful acts without a clue how it happened. Temptation is the blame luring the most righteous leaders into satan’s web where they lose everything. 

The bible comes in every language, churches grace every corner, Christian programs on every television network, and many hear the message, yet they succumb to the tricks of the enemy.

Like Paul revealing his own weaknesses in his letter to the Romans 7:18-19 For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.  O wretched man I am.” However, Paul gives the solution for this impossible situation, it’s Jesus.