SIN WILL HAVE NO DOMINION OVER YOU.....since you are not under law but under grace.
You want to know why?
Because He knows.
He knows that sin will have no dominion over me, yes, but He also knows that I sit in a place of struggle and discouragement and He knew what my heart was wrestling with but afraid to say. He knew I have felt "stuck" for quite a while now.
I feel stuck in my becoming more like Him. Stuck in the same old petty "acceptable" sin wondering if I will ever rise above it and break free. He knows. He knows my sin without my speaking and He knows that it will not have dominion over me. He also knew that I was in need of some truth spoken straight into my heart like an IV push.
Although I find myself in the same trappings of sin in my thoughts, attitudes, and my words, THAT SIN WILL HAVE NO DOMINION OVER ME. Although, I feel like it has control, it doesn't. It will not have mastery over me because I am His. The only mastery and control it can have is how much I give it.
Yes, I am exhausted with these struggles.
And am often left wondering if I will ever grow past this point.
This verse shows me that, in Him, I win over these things that I hate about myself, but tend to love in the moments of my days. It shows me that I WILL grow beyond this place of stuck. Any power this sin has in my life is false power and I must stop settling for the lies about being weak and unable to overcome.
Those lies distract me from this truth:
The Spirit wins at the point of my surrender.
And the dominion becomes His.
So thankful for this verse, along with many others, but mostly for His unmistakable way of loving me right where I am and making Himself known.
Jesus, I really want to be better - I want to make YOU proud. Nudge me in those moments and remind me in Whose kingdom I stand and that your Spirit is willing to take total dominion and is ready to move me from stuck to victorious.