We need to finally let ourselves off the hook that our temptations, impulses and evil desires somehow prove we are beyond redemption. They do evidence our need for a Savior. But for the believer who has been redeemed by Christ, the ongoing presence of a sinful impulse is not proof that we have sinned and are living outside of God's will.
Watch the Lauren Green (Fox News) interview with a chaplain from my recent keynote about his chaplaincy role at the Belmont Park race track.
Many of my recovery clients have found a concept from this verse helpful in our one-on-one coaching work together. It's right there in the verse, but it's amazing how many people haven't seen it.
In recovery, it's very important to understand that most of what we're missing in our lives are wants rather than needs.
Folks just getting started in recovery often get it backwards. They mistakenly think that their task is to get their spouse to trust them. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Last month, I had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker for a group of chaplains in Lexington, Kentucky. Not just any group of chaplains, mind you. This interesting group minister to those who work in the horse racing industry. At first pass, you might misunderstand what race track chaplaincy is. They don't minister to the people who come to bet on horse racing.