Your Friday Assignment

If we can't win within, we won't make it to second base and experience the Home Run Life. 
No one can win character issues alone. All people need the help of mature believers who are further down the path of their walk with God. Unfortunately, the greater the difficulty you’ve had winning within at first base, the less inclined you may be to let others into your life to help you.  If you are...
new here, we hope that you keep coming back! One of the keys to overcoming character issues is connection to others. A great next step for you is just to introduce yourself to your pastor and tell him your story. Consider an area where you might enjoy serving and start your friendships with other believers there.

If you are connected here, then seek out your pastor, LifeGroup or Ministry team leader to let them get to know you. Ask a trusted, mature believer to mentor you. As you build trust, invite them to point out your character issues. Then, commit yourself to doing whatever it takes to obey God and change.

READ, THINK and LIVE… Read and apply the Bible.
The call to all believers is to live in the freedom brought to us as a result of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for us. We no longer need to feel hopeless when faced with character struggles.

Question: What is the root cause of our old behavior before we came to faith in Christ? What kind of testimony does living as God’s obedient children show the world about who God is?
 1 Peter 1:14 (New Living Translation)
So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then.

Answer:  This week in the LIO we covered Myers’ four practices for winning the character battles within: 1) win three-second windows, 2) pay then play, 3) have no secret world, and 4) put purity over passion. Which one of these practices spoke most to where you are in your life? Which one can you implement this weekend to start winning the day-to-day character battles within?

PRAY… God, what do you want me to know and do?

We hope that God has used this week’s study to either illuminate a character struggle or to encourage you to overcome a struggle. Whatever your struggle, talk to God about it and your desire to win your battle with it.
Jan Tanis
Jan Tanis

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Jan, this is so good and thank you for sharing these wonderful lessons. So glad you are doing better.
    Have a peaceful rest of the weekend. Blessings to you my friend.
    Hugs, CM