Our struggles with sin in this world are undoubtedly what makes bearing the cross the most difficult ordeal we will ever have to go through. We continually see a world around us, consumed with greed and sinful lust. It seems that most are content with living an easy-going, 'care free' lifestyle. But it's this path that we need to be ever wary of, despite the tugging of this world to give in. For if we ever hope to break free of a temperate, mortal life that is only temporary at best - we must also break away from this world and what it preaches with respect to prideful and worldly pursuits.
Addictions are where we find a certain sin or behavioural trend that we keep coming back to. It's not that we don't want to improve, or be more Christ-like, but rather, we seem to have very little control or abstinence with respect to that sin. This is where we have to be very careful to not throw in the towel, because we must also realise that as long as we have the 'seed of desire' to be more Christ-like, that's effectively God's way of saying I'm not done with you yet, give Me a chance to change you. Have faith, be patient, and hope in My presence and reside in My love, for you will receive both if you just hold on. I think it's easy to say I struggle with this from time to time, but I also know that God is far more invested in me than I will likely ever be with Him. And that’s primarily got to do with His character, for His thoughts and His ways are higher than my thoughts and my ways (Isaiah 55:8-9.)
May this video bless you going forward into the year that is 2019. I will continue to make more videos as my time and situation allows. Many blessings to you all!