We should not gauge ourselves on our works. Important questions to ask ourselves are: Am I isolated from my own gender within the church or have I established close friendships that know me intimately? Do I feel one with these men or women or do I feel apart and different? When I struggle, do I turn within myself (probably acting out in some way) or do I call one of these friends and ask for help (James 5:16)? Do I feel good about myself and the progress I’m making towards maturity as a man or woman of God, or am I floundering (little to no progress)? Who are we looking at as our godly examples and help? What is the goal? All exciting things, and scary if not there yet. I don’t think anyone wants to be a 70+/- yr. old still hooking up or addicted to porn. The reality is that we are short sighted, thinking that we’ll play when we’re young and won’t have to pay when we’re older, and somehow we’ll just magically stop and mature. It doesn’t work that way. That’s a fantasy too.
My response to this morning’s (secret Facebook) daily devotion for SSA over-comers. I’d encourage you to join (by asking me to add you), or if you’re in the group to make it a daily habit.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV84)