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By   •   December 5, 2013   •   Topics: , ,

Q:

I'm in the county jail for the third time this year, once again for something minor. Each time, I've said I'm going to do better, but then I get sucked into doing something wrong and end up back here. Why am I such a weak person? I'm about to give up on myself.


A:

You may be about to give up on yourself, but let me assure you that God isn’t about to give up on you! God loves you, and you’re very valuable to Him, so valuable that He sent His only Son into the world to give His life for you.

And because God loves you, He doesn’t want you to throw away your life, which you could easily do. Instead, He wants to help you put your feet on a different path from the one you’re now following. How can it happen? You can’t change your life on your own; you’ve already tried and failed. You need God’s help, and He wants to give it to you. The Bible says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).

The first step is to turn to Jesus Christ, confessing your sins and your need of help to Him, and asking Him to come into your life as your Savior and Lord. When you do, He will come to live within you by His Spirit. He’ll also give you a new desire to do what’s right.

Then take practical steps to overcome temptation. For example, flee from situations and people that might pressure you into doing things you know are wrong. Instead, find a church where you can meet people who will help you. The Bible says, “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character'” (1 Corinthians 15:33).

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3 Comments

  1. Godfred says:

    And bible said no one take it upon him self without you (god) giving unto him, my brother true and believe in god and he will empower you.

  2. keith says:

    I am a Christian volunteer who works with several men in your situation. Whether you know it or not you have taken the first step by realizing that you are powerless alone to overcome your desire to do the wrong thing. Many people in your position never come to that point in their lives.

    Now that you recognize your weakness/sinfulness then admit it to God. He sent His only Son to die for you and others just like you. Jesus said in Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Tell God that you want His Son, Jesus Christ to take away your desire to do the wrong thing and He will.

    Now seek out a church in your area with a Celebrate Recovery meeting and you will find other Christian men to help you through your struggles and guide you as you grow in Jesus Christ.

  3. Sue says:

    Sometimes negative things may happen in a persons life to lead them to God. God has a plan for your life and He can see into your future. Turn your life over to God and become a saved born again Christian and you will see your life change for the better. God Bless You!