Are you in the SSSS?
What is God-Fidence? (Day 2)
“For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.” – Philippians 3:3-6
So you go home from church and you are exhausted, after all – all day Sunday you were there and all day Saturday you were visiting people to get them in the door of your church because that is obviously where God wants them. Every night the week before you were “doing something for God” either at your church or at another member’s house, you haven’t thought of your “pet sin” in days and so you feel good.
Find a soft place there is a good chance you are about to fall really hard!
How do I know? Because as a recovering porn addict I can look back over my religious time period and see the pattern.
Is God sadistic? Is God mean? Does God hate me and is He just some wicked Puppet Master and me His toy?
GOD LOVES YOU! That is why this is happening!
God wants you to know, understand, ingest, consume and Live an Abundant Life – that will Never happen as long as you are in the “SSS”- the “Secret Society of Saintly Security!”
What is the “SSSS”? – See if any of these sound familiar:
1) “I have never broken any of the ten commandments so I must be doing pretty well in God’s books.”
2) “I gave a lot of money to the church so now my work will be blessed and I will be blessed.”
3) “I must do more work in my church to help all those people who don’t think like me.”
4) “I must do more because God is depending on me to spread His word and fill the pews.”
5) “I am getting better day by day and I know this because I am not “sinning as much” I am able to follow the law better.”
If anything you do or law you follow or work you perform can change what you think God is thinking about you – you are in the “SSSS” and you are NOT following The God!
Breaking the hold of the “SSSS” in your life does Not mean quitting your church necessarily or stopping all activity – this is the pendulum effect of going to extremes.
Here is a contemplative prayer for you to consider for a few days. Write this down, memorize it and every time you get a down moment or stopping point and God brings this to your mind say:
“God let me find confidence in You alone, no matter where that takes me!”