Backsliding is the Regression of Life

Backsliding is the Regression of Life

Backsliding is not one official decision.  It is a regressive series of compromising decisions based on feelings of frustration, anger, fear, unbelief, doubt, and self-centeredness.  Temptations are “set-ups” designed by satan to destroy you.  He hates your gifts and desires to disqualify and destroy them.  I believe what Jesus spoke to Peter is true for us today.  He said, “satan has desired to sift you as wheat, but I am praying for you that your faith fail not.  When you are converted you will strengthen your brothers.” Luke 22:32

The reason we sin in attitude, thought, or deed is because of a choice to believe that God will not vindicate, redeem the circumstances, and fulfill our dreams on our time schedule.  This is a strategic moment in time.  Don’t allow the enemy to distract or isolate you just before your greatest victory.  You are so close.  God loves you and believes in you.

Proverbs 14:14

“The backslider at heart will be filled with his own ways, but a good man will be satisfied from above.”

Practical Application and Assignments:

My dad says, “The answer to backsliding is front sliding.”  It sounds easy, but before you can advance, you must return to where you got off track.  You will find God where you left Him.

  • To discover how to change your direction, answer the following questions: What caused you to retreat and become disillusioned? Was it hurt, betrayal, peer pressure, lust, greed, addiction, or past issues?
  • Identify what or who you put on the throne of your heart.  God requires first place in your life.
  • Submit unresolved conflict and sin issues to God for resolution and inner healing.  When you fall, you don’t lose position if you repent; you lose time.  Repentance is a new beginning.  Don’t stop starting over until you get it right.  Don’t give up!

Jesus said, “Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold!  But he that endures to the end shall be saved!” Matthew 24:12, 13

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