The title is directed at the one and only Jason Posey(that I know). Being the guy he is I’ll bet he can appreciate the title. Now the question at hand, why do I think such a thing about Jason? He said some words to me a long time ago that have clung to me. Twice in my life I have given totally into the power of sin and desires of my flesh to live in a manner contrary to the commandments and teachings of my Lord. The first time I repented and recommitted my life to the Lord was somewhere around 2004.
The excitement and joy of the work God had done in my life was just overflowing. If you were talking to me, we were probably talking about Jesus. (A place I would like to be in, but a little more effective. A fire outside the stove will burn down the house.) I was telling Jason what all had happened and how great things were now and what great things I was going to do for the Lord yada yada. He told me that was all great, but the true testimony would come in time. In two years are you still serving God, what about five or ten?
Somewhere in the 2006 area I ended a relationship and decided I would console myself with a bottle of Crown Royal. Now obviously I had some issues going on and some blind spots leading up to this, but this was the defining moment. From that bottle I went on another two-year sin binge. I wasn’t particularly addicted to anything I was drinking or taking, but it did help numb my mind to any thoughts of God.
After repenting and since having a faithful relationship (by faithful I mean continually striving against sin, not that I don’t sin) since 2008 I can look back and see he was just a little bit smarter than he looks. He knew that going back and forth and playing games with God brings reproach and that people see right through that garbage. These mistakes are easily avoidable….die daily. Never think you don’t need to worry about this sin or that sin. Pray for and help those who are struggling, don’t ever forget the dirt God has pulled you up out of to look down your nose at some other filthy pig. Everyone needs some grace, everyone needs some mercy, everyone needs a day one. Today could be yours.