I Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Being saved doesn’t guarantee me that I will never have a problem with sin. I must work at living a holy life, the life He has called me to live. I want to be found faithful to Him. I want my life to make a difference but one minute of carelessness can cost me a lifetime of ministry. I want to be careful to be able to continue to do what God has called and equipped me to do. I know that you do as well.
So practice self-discipline. Decide to stay away from sin. Get into the Word of God and allow God to grow you and make you into all you are supposed to be.
What a shame to lose all the privileges of ministry that He has given us. Time to stand up, pay the price, and live out who we are in Christ Jesus.
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