Sin never dies of natural causes. It must always be killed off.
I wish that weren't so. I wish that, on their own, the things in my life that I despise would just shrivel up and die. That the sin that lives in me would spontaneously combust. That the whole "I must decrease" thing would just hurry up and happen already.
But sin never dies of natural causes. It will never happen on its own. No matter how much I wish it would.
Sin must be killed off. Intentionally sought out and hunted down. With a "take-no-prisoners" mentality. This takes effort. Purpose. Energy. Time. Intentionality. And the power and grace of God.
With a lot of emphasis on the power and grace of God.
I'm still trying to figure out what this looks like. How to "just add light" as well as intentionally root out sin from my life. I don't have it all figured out yet. I don't think I ever will.
I just hope that today I'm one step closer than I was yesterday.