Monday, June 1, 2009

The Trouble with Tribbles

I am sitting here watching an original Star Trek called the "Trouble with Tribbles." A CLASSIC! Lovable furry creatures which multiply 10,000 times faster than rabbits take over the Enterprise. Although lovable and sweet, Tribbles can't help but create more the point of making them neck deep in the Enterprise.

Sin is like a Tribble. It seems harmless. It feels good. It doesn't present any immediate threats. So you pet the Tribble. And then you find two more, and two more and soon, you are neck deep in Tribbles. How do you get rid of Tribbles? Here are some pointers:

1. Acknowledge that sin is a problem. It's OK to say so...really. Everyone has sin in their life!

2. Ask for help. Realize that sin, once established, is not going to go away easily. You need help. Ask God to help you out of the sin quagmire. He is waiting for you to ask and has the resources to help you out.

3. Ask a trusted Christian friend to pray for you. I have prayed for many people who are trapped in sin. It is a privilege to help someone judgement, just care.

4. Confess. Scripture says to confess your sins to brothers and you will be healed. That's cool. Just tell someone.

5. Ask for forgiveness as a way to get back on track...God is quick to forgive and get you back on track. God says if you confess your sins you will be forgiven. Done deal.

6. Ask God to give you a way out to avoid future....Ask God to provide the way out.

Scotty just beamed all the Tribbles onto the Klingon ship. Don't you wish it was that easy to deal with sin?

What has helped you overcome?

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