How To Fall With Style- The Art Of Sin
Adam had it right when he covered himself with fig leaves. It's
not that he thought it would cover his sin. He knew this was
impossible. But suddenly recognized his own weakness, and he
doesn't try to battle it. Instead, he covers it. Out of sight,
out of mind. But when God asks him why, he comes clean, accepts
his punishment, and and continues to cover himself. Now that's
how we're suppose to do it.
When you fall, admit it. Don't make excuses, don't pass the
blame. Now that doesn't mean scrutinize, or put yourself through
the wringer. Adam didn't tell God about all the terror and horro
that would happen because of his sin. God asked him a question
and he answered it. "...and I did eat." Accept the consequences.
Sin always causes something bad. It usually causes something bad
here in this life. There's nothing wrong with praying for
relief, but always be ready to accept the consequences.
When you can't beat it, hide from it. Adam found shame in
himself, and covered it. So should we. Not so much in our bodies
(that's pretty obvious) but in our minds. We can't spend our
time fighting temptation. We're likely to loose, especially with
that serpent still spreading his venom. No, we have to cover it
with something else. If you find yourself loosing patience, it
won't do any good to try to talk yourself out of it. You're
better off putting a prayer in place of your anger. And then
move on. Put your hands and your mind to use. It's like the old
challenge "Don't think pink." You can't do it. You're thinking
pink right now aren't you. In order to stop thinking pink, you
need to think 'blue'.