“For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.”
When Christians reject God, it permits nonbelievers to do the same. A girl I used to know recently shared that she’s no longer a Christian. Her reason was that most of her “Christian” friends were some of the most selfish people in her life. This girl concluded that she would live her life how she wanted because those people who claimed to live for God were not any different from her. Sadly, this girl grew up in a terrible environment, but she stated that the church messed her up more than her toxic family. Yikes! Next time an envious and selfish attitude appears in your life, ask the Lord to take it lest you fall into evil and lead others away with you.
"WHEN CHRISTIANS REJECT GOD, IT GIVES NONBELIEVERS PERMISSION TO DO THE SAME."
LORD, you are holy and just. Thank you for your Holy Spirit, who convicts me of my sin. Please open my eyes to see things I haven’t surrendered to you and areas where I need to grow. Please forgive me for having a self-centered heart. Please heal the wounds inflicted by my selfish choices and help me to choose your will over mine.