Saturday, November 27, 2010

Don’t Be Fooled… Sin is Real, but the Love of God is Way More Powerful!!!

Lets get right into it today… no warm- up or introduction or anything like that, cause this topic is no joke! 

The truth about life is that it aint perfect. We all struggle with different things, and our lives vary from day to day. When Jesus’ disciples asked him to teach them how to pray he didn’t say “..give us tomorrow, or next week our daily bread..” He told them to say, “Give us THIS day our daily bread..” because He knew that life changed everyday and that our current position or situation was more important than tomorrow’s situation, seeing that tomorrow is NOT  guaranteed. Life is a battle at times and we’re not always going to be on our “A” game. There are times that we will fail when we expect to be successful, yet in some situations we find favor amid uncompromising situations, and find ourselves in the lap of success unexpectedly.  Life is interesting like that.  A great example of the aforementioned is of hall of fame basketball legend Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game” on Wednesday June 11th 1997.

On June 11th, 1997 in game 5 of the NBA Finals superstar Michael Jordan was sick with the flu. If any of yall have ever had the flu you will know that when you have the flu the last thing that you feel like doing is playing basketball LOL!!! Michael, despite his illness dropped 38 points for the Chicago Bulls, and propelled his team to a last second victory on a 3-point shot in the final seconds (shot by him of course). After the game he repeatedly uttered, “I wanted it real bad.. I just wanted it real bad!” Watching this clip sends chills up my spine, because I was also an athlete for the majority of my life and never did anything like this. There were days where I performed on a bad limb, or balled- out after puking my guts out in the locker room… but this clip of Michael Jordan getting it done is testament to hard work and determination, coupled with divine intervention.


Dealing with sin is similar to the Michael Jordan situation. Sometimes we need to come to a point where we want to kill sin in our lives “REAL BAD (like Mike said)”.  When battling the power of sin we need to get serious, and know that struggling with it will not be painless, but that our perseverance will move God to act on our behalves.

In James 1:12, James the author of this book outlines the reward for perseverance when he says,

12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

The problem with people is that we haven’t realized that sin is not basketball. Sin is not basketball! SIN IS NOT BASKETBALL!!!!! IT AINT A GAME!  Our carnal efforts are not what free us from sin.. and this misconception is what is keeping people in bondage. We scream, “I’M TRYING SO HARD TO CHANGE.. I’M TRYING, AND STRIVING AND STRETCHING TO CHANGE BUT I’M NOT STRONG ENOUGH”!! Ha… That’s it, you aren’t strong enough… that’s the first step in dealing with stubborn sin. You need to realize that you are not strong enough to defeat sin on your own. You need God. You need the power in the blood of Christ, and you need to realize that without Him you are nothing. Yes NOTHING!!!

Notice in the following passage in the book of James that he says, “..when he has stood the test, he will RECEIVE the crown of life that God has promised those who love Him”. He didn’t say, “ ..he will EARN, or ACHIEVE, or GAIN the crown of life that God has promised ..”, He said that he will RECEIVE the crown..” because God knows that men are merely mortal, and that we can’t ACHIEVE a dang thing without him! Those who try to do it by themselves end up in the grave before their ordained time, or waste their lives “trying”.  The truth is that we are all equally weak. Human beings are weak, and that is why the world is full of insecurity and hate; they are both proponents of weakness.  I can hear you already saying, “Hey.. wait , I’m not weak.. I’m strong.. You don’t know what I went through..” yadda yadda yadda! Look.. the only way that you got through those tough situations is through grace, mercy and God’s love for you. I’m not saying that we don’t work hard to achieve what we have, but my point is that God is the finisher of our hard work. Our faith and hard work moves God to complete situations for us. You are not better, or made stronger than a next man or woman..

What separates a homeless man from Donald Trump? Nothing! Why??? Because if I punch Donald trump in his face he’ll bleed, and so will the homeless man. If Donald trump doesn’t eat he’ll be hungry just like the homeless man. If you give Donald
Trump’s guap (cash, money) to the homeless man, and he learns how to make it work for him just like Donald Trump did he will become a success like Trump. The only thing that really differentiates us from each other is wisdom. The wisdom to make good decisions; decisions that lead to the fulfillment of God’s plan for our lives. Two strong men are useful.. but if one man is strong and wise, he will accomplish more than the other strong man. Although hard work is important it is not always about working hard... working wisely will allow us to accomplish volumes in life.

What I’m really getting at is that we need to be wise and turn our burdens over to God, and let him direct us in the assassination of sin in our lives. I know that you may carry secret sin in your life, and I know that it is heavy, but Christ said in Matthew to come to Him because his yoke is light, meaning that he will carry your load (your sin, burden), freeing you to live a more simple and pleasurable life in Him.

The love of God is so pure, and despite what those who accuse you and beat you over the head with sin say… THE LOVE OF GOD IS CONTINUALLY EXISTING IN VICTORY OVER YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM, TRIAL OR TRIBULATION!!  You’re a child of God… let Pops take care of the sin that troubles you. 

YOU ARE ROYALTY, and if you have given your life to Christ, you are a son or daughter of God through Christ. Look at what his word says concerning this fact,

 Galatians 4:4-7
4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,

5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”

7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of[b] God through Christ.



Be Blessed yall!



  1. Woww T this is too serious.. lool its true People do not realize how serious sinning is they just think that its a game, but its not. The only way for sin to be defeated is through Jesus Christ. We always try to do things on our own, but our paths will lead to destruction. People need to let go and let God do it. God is good and his love is forever. Wouldnt you want to be loved forever even through your flaws?

    God bless you T for this!

  2. God loves us individually the way we are, but loves us too much to leave us that way.

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