Quit Trying So Hard.

Article by XXXChurch

If you’re reading this, then you probably can relate with me that keeping yourself accountable from porn, or other sin, is difficult. Perhaps you deeply understand Paul’s sorrow when he wrote, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”

We long for freedom from the temptation of our struggle and the consequences of it. 
Jesus said that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Is that true for you? Is your cycle of failure and shame an easy yoke? Is your frustration a light burden?

Don’t feel guilty if your answer is a bitter “no.” That was my answer for a long time, too, until a college Resident Director shared wisdom with me that transformed how I understand this topic.

Here’s the advice: there’s a difference between trying and training (Tweet This!).

Think of a successful athlete, someone who has won in their sport. Did they win simply because they tried hard? Did they win because of willpower? Did they want to win more than every other player?

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