In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
The topic of my sermon God willing will be breaking bad habits.
We all have personal weaknesses we struggle with Areas of temptation where Satan tires to get us A personal temptation such as: Being honest Anger Gossiping Subduing your eyes Alcohol Lack of confidence in God
The point is there are certain areas where the temptation will be higher and these areas we are more vulnerable to fall out of God’s kingdom and into Satan’s trap.
There was a strategy that the Germans used during World War II known as Blitzkreg. At the time the Germans had smaller armies during battle. So what they would do is they would focus the majority of their energy at the weakest area on the opposing army.
Once they overcame the weakest area the rest of the battle was up for the taking
So the first step into overcoming any weakness is to identify where is it that I am most vulnerable. Sometimes this is obvious for us and sometimes it is not so obvious What helps to identify these areas is to figure out at what moments do you feel the most temptation to step out of God’s kingdom. Under what circumstances? With what people? Is it at work, with your friends, with your family?
We need to know what areas are our weaknesses not so we feel bad for ourselves, but so we know what we need to work on and when we need to be on guard.
We cannot fix what we don’t know is not broken
Examine Yourself [18:103] Say, "Shall I tell you who the worst losers are?
[18:104] "They are the ones whose works in this life are totally astray, but they think that they are doing good."