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If you’re trying to spread Christianity through coercion and government and not love and influence via friendship, you’re doing it wrong.
Every morning, I make a to-do list of chores around the house and lay out my training schedule. I do this because if I don’t have clear goals for what I want to do, I normally just end up wasting the whole day.
I have to deal with sin in sort of the same way.
When I first really began to adamantly follow the Lord there was a huge long list of things that had to be dealt with. It was intimidating. I didn’t even know where to begin. I tried to do it all at once. It was like trying to simultaneously vacuum the floors, wash the dishes, fold the laundry, sweep, make the beds, and dust all the rooms at the same time. I had to learn to be patient with myself. I had to let go of the idea of instantly being something perfect and I began to deal with my sins and repressed emotions. One. At. A. Time.
This list doesn’t really ever come to an end. I’m thankful that the Lord is always beside me and helping me walk through the next thing and then the thing after that.