YOUR PATTERN SINS (11)                                          Ephesians 4:7-16

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:  (v15)

Whether You are a reformer, a server, an achiever, an artist, a thinker, a loyalist, an enthusiast, a commander, or a peacemaker, every one of us wrestles with sin. And knowing that each category of sin has its own hidden temptations should make you less envious of others when you’re not doing well yourself, and less likely to judge them when you are. Recognizing your particular pattern sin lets you know what you need to work on. For example, if you’re a reformer you need to be aware of your tendency toward self-righteousness.  However, it’s also important to recognize that you’ve been wired by God with a passion for justice – and that’s a good thing. Indeed, you’ll feel His presence most when you can express these things with freedom and love. Finally, knowing other people’s patterns help you to empathize and live in harmony with those whose sins are different from yours. For example, you can make sure “helpers” don’t always get stuck in the “serving” mode, and encourage “peacemakers” to speak honestly when they’re angry. Our goal should be to take off our religious masks, strengthen one another in our areas of struggle, and do it in a gracious, non-judgmental way. When we know and accept ourselves and others, we can walk together in love. Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up.” Only then are we free to become the best version of ourselves – God’s hand signed edition. (TWFT)

PRAYER LINE:  Calm my Spirit in the storm, Lord. Grant me Your peace and the strengths to walk through the day to become the best version of myself. In Jesus’ Name I pray.

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Faith connects our weakness to God’s strength.

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