Signs of growth
“Also, keep back thy servant from presumptuous sins; Let them not rule over me; Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be acquitted of great transgression.” - PSALM 19:13
If you are aware of sin in your life, don’t just say, “I’m going to do better.” That is not how you handle sin. Here are three steps to take as you seek to handle sin and to be obedient to the principles of God. The first thing you do is you starve it out. Don’t feed it with what you read, what you see, or where you go. Next, you cut it out. Just as you cut out weeds in a garden, you get in there and you cut out the sin in your life. And finally, you crowd it out. You fill your life with good people, good things, wholesome activities, and good thoughts. You starve it out, cut it out, and crowd it out.
Before long, your “oughts” and your “wants” will become identical, and you will experience the Holy Spirit operating in your life and confirming that you are growing in your relationship with your Heavenly Father.