GAMT#2: Using the allure of the forbidden, sin used the Law to draw us to its side.
"But sin, finding an opportunity through the commandment [to express itself] produced in me every kind of coveting and selfish desire." Romans 7:8 AMP
The Romeo-and-Juliet-effect is a big term used by psychologists to describe an amplified desire for the forbidden.
The more limited/restricted/banned something is, the more desirable it becomes.
So, using the "thou shalt nots" of the Law, sin made itself into this irresistibly amazing thing and drew us deeper into its clutches.
Thank God because He's smarter.
Exposing sin for the death it is, He fulfilled the law and showed us something that is actually irresistibly amazing:
His brand of Love, more specifically. And I couldn't be more smitten. 😍
P.S: There is more where this came from. Read Romans 7 to have your mind blown.
First off, I use a lot of “I” in my blog posts. That’s because: me, I know. Me, I can speak on, factually and truthfully. However, it is my express desire that in reading about me, you will find out more about you and of course, Who it is all about – God.
My shoulders are pretty small. Yet, for some inexplicable reason, I think I can carry the world on them. Crazy, right? Pretty conceited of me, right?
Many of you who are reading can probably relate: adulting is hard.
Earlier today, I was doing some adulting-related tasks and so naturally, I was messing them up.
Full Disclosure: I was messing up because God wanted me to do it one way and I was doing it the other.
Because I kept not listening, I kept failing. Because I kept failing, I got more and more miserable. As I got more and more miserable, the weight of my failures pressed down on me.
So naturally, albeit stupidly, I am holding on to that weight – as if that’s the only way it won’t fall off.
I don’t have a resolution tied up in a pretty bow for you this evening. Because I am still holding on to some part of that weight.
I am trying. Lord knows I am. Maybe by tomorrow, or the next time I post, I will be weightless. And free indeed. John 8:36
So, come back tomorrow. 😉
I don't like emotions, mostly because I don't know how to handle them.
My emotions, that is.
When it comes to analyzing other people's emotions and rationale, I will dissect and analyze till I can do so no more.
Ironically, I am unable to unfeelingly process my emotions in the same manner.
Recently, though, I have been getting some Holy Spirit Therapy.
As a result of these sessions, I can tell you that today I am sad.
Yet Glad. (weird, right? Is that really how this emotion thing works?!)
Sad because it is not happening my way.
Glad because it is happening His Way.
One day, I will be fully glad: when I finally, completely want what He wants.