What Sin Trips You Up More Than Others?

What trips you up? What is there in your life that you struggle with more often than others? Or, to put it another way; what is your “besetting sin”?
Is it your temper? Or maybe it’s laziness. Or maybe gluttony or maybe lust.
The phrase “besetting sin” comes from Hebrews 12:2 which says; “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” A “besetting sin” is something that we are tempted by or something that we struggle with more than others.
For example; I’m not extremely tempted in a hunting store… I’m not a hunter so hunting supplies don’t necessarily tempt me. But, put me in an Apple Store or a Barnes & Noble….and I’m big-time tempted there. Someone else however, would be very tempted in a hunting supply store but Barnes Noble wouldn’t tempt them much at all. So again, what is your “besetting” sin?
In order for us to live the Christian life victoriously we need to know what our besetting sin is. We need to know the area we are more tempted in than others. This requires honesty and reflection.
We may be tempted to say, “Well, you know.. my “besetting sin” ain’t as bad as the besetting sin of someone else. Not true. Sin is sin in God’s eyes.
One person may struggle with alcohol. Another person may battle drug addiction. Someone else struggle with porn. Maybe someone else struggles with pride. It is all sin. I read something recently that went; “Don’t judge me because you sin differently from me.” That’s absolutely true.
So, what is your “besetting sin?” Whatever it is, be aware of it.. and ask God to give you the power to deal with it when you are tempted.

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