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  • Writer's pictureReese Brooks

How many times have you conceived?

Updated: Oct 22, 2019

In our last posting, we talk about undergoing the process of perfect patience. While I personally, at this point, still have to consistently speak over myself to not be a double-minded man (an unbridled mind can really mess you up), I want to discuss some of the things we will experience during our endurance of patience.

Clearly, life and chance happen to us all, but what happens when temptation comes? As a child, I always thought God tempted his believers. That never sat right with me, but the scripture says "Let no man say I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither he tempteth any man," (James 1:13). So, if that be so, I questioned... "How are we tempted"? The continuing scripture states, "But every man is tempted when he is drawn away with his own lust, and enticed." Well, that sucks. All that said, while we are patient, trusting God to deliver his perfect plan we will most likely go through stuff. Some trials, but the temptations are all us. I began to question, well is there a way to avoid temptation? I don't know about you, but there have been plenty of times I have given in to temptation, and the consequences have been disastrous. Many times it causes me to take the long way to my goals, and create unnecessary obstacles. And, all this time, it was all because I was lured away by my own lust, enticed, and then gave in. The giving in is what conceives sin. In modern-day terms, if you have conceived by multiple men (image how many times you have given into sin and how many baby daddies that would be) you are a "thot." The guys know their term. So, I began to think how many of us are out here thotting around spiritually. Not allowing ourselves to be kept by the Spirit, heading convictions. However, we instead choose to live YOLO style, depositing good energy into the earth and conceiving with every lust that comes our way.

If in fact, you are like me and are making a serious commitment to yourself to be focused and committed to a better way of life that starts with the spiritual, then you are committed to patience. If you are committed to patience than you undoubtedly will not go without some sort of toil. However, I implore you as I urge myself, you have to get the lust of your eyes, ears, thoughts, and heart in check. It becomes tough to be patient when you have conceived so many things outside of what was purposed for you that the welfare check doesn't feed all of your kids, so to say. God is a sustainer and will supply your every need and keep you. However, we could experience the overflow of our blessings if we weren't out here thotting around with sin, lol.

I am challenging myself.

(All sin looks different, but all sin is equal). Changing your community and society first starts with changing yourself.

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