I have been struggling with sin. I have been struggling knowing how to deal with other people's sin. I know what to do with mine, my sin I take to Jesus and repent and ask for help to not do it again. Yes that is a struggle that will always be there. But my dilemma is knowing when to confront, when to not to confront. When I get honest with people it has the possibility to kill the relationship. For me to be honest and say what I see takes a lot of courage and waiting until I know it is the right thing to do. Being honest doesn't mean that I get in someone's face, but it does mean that I face the truth.
Sin seems to be so passe. I have been reading some very traditional types of Christian books lately and sin really never looses it's sinfulness. The problem is that people who are redeemed seem to think that sin is really no big deal. Ha! A popular female singer has a song that has that in it's chorus, "It's no big deal." The song is all about the stuff she and her friends do and she plays it off as no big deal. I have seen this in real life too.
Sin is a big deal. Sin separates. First, it separates men and women from God. Second, it causes wedges in relationships and kills trust. I am grieved by sin. Sin leaves a whole in my heart. All I know to do is forgive, and that is just what God calls me to do. The problem is, even when I forgive, and the other person choose to turn and walk away, maybe because hearing the truth isn't what they want in the relationship, I am left with a whole in my heart. It's like a heart murmurer, you can't see it in someone else, but the person who has one carries with them the effects of that hole. In time it will close up. Time heals all wounds. But non the less, sin is a problem and I have a problem with it.
I'm first a follower of Jesus, a wife of 25 years, a mom to three boys, a baker/cook, a photographer, a friend, and a writer.