5 Things Sin Destroys in Your Life

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5 Things Sin Destroys in Your Life

Throughout the Bible we are warned about sin. Whenever sin is indulged in, there are potential consequences. There is also a destructive nature of sin which should give you reason to want to avoid it at all costs. The truth is sin has no good plans for you and only seeks to bring devastation into your life. Put another way, nothing good will come from your life by indulging in sin, because sin kills.

The first thing sin does is offer or present the temptation. Sin will then seduce you with the lure of the activity, causing you to focus on whatever temporary “benefit” it will provide. If you choose to indulge in the activity, here is where sin becomes ruthless. The sin that enticed you becomes the sin that judges you. This is right out of Satan’s playbook. Let me seduce you with sin and then accuse you when you fall into it.

However, it is not finished there because sin will yield one more crushing blow; it will go from accuser to judge to condemner. Sin will tell you God is done with you. All the dreams you had are no longer valid. Sin will destroy the dreams you have inside you. This is why sin is so horrible, and as I mentioned earlier, nothing good will come from your life by indulging in sin because sin kills.

I know those words seem harsh, but we have plenty of evidence from within Scripture and all around us that has shown this to be true.

The final thing sin destroys is your destiny. There are verses in the Bible that speak to God’s purpose and plan for our lives. Two of the more well-known ones are:

These are wonderful promises, and they are true. God will bring these things to pass in your life, but there is one thing that can derail them. You guessed it, that is sin. The only thing that will ever stop you from completing the plan that God has for you in this life and fulfilling your destiny is sin. There is nothing else that can hinder the work of God in your life except for sin. There is no demon in hell nor Satan himself who can stop God’s plan for your life if you walk in obedience to him. However, if you choose to live in sin, you will not arrive at your destiny.

Sin is the only thing that can prevent you from being all God desires you to be in this life.

I hope you see the great impact sin can potentially have in your life. It is serious business, but it is not all doom and gloom. There is a remedy for sin; it is called repentance. 

The wonderful thing about God is that even if you have sinned, he can forgive, he can cleanse, and he can restore. Better yet, he wants to forgive, cleanse, and restore. If your life has gotten derailed by sin, it does not have to be the end of the road. God longs to forgive and restore you. 

If your life has be devastated by sin, begin putting the pieces back together by repenting. There may be some tough days ahead, but the days of restoration are far more enjoyable then continuing in the destructive nature of sin.

After you repent, I will say to you what Jesus said to so many after forgiving them: Go and sin no more.

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Clarence Haynes 1200x1200Clarence L. Haynes Jr. is a speaker, Bible teacher, and co-founder of The Bible Study Club.  He is the author of The Pursuit of Purpose which will help you understand how God leads you into his will. His most recent book is The Pursuit of Victory: How To Conquer Your Greatest Challenges and Win In Your Christian Life. This book will teach you how to put the pieces together so you can live a victorious Christian life and finally become the man or woman of God that you truly desire to be. Clarence is also committed to helping 10,000 people learn how to study the Bible and has just released his first Bible study course called Bible Study Basics. To learn more about his ministry please visit clarencehaynes.com