Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.”
We all want to quit what is destroying us, but… we are not quite as excited about checking, “If there is any wicked way in us.”
Sin leads to sin. So if we want to quit drinking/drugs, but still keep killing people, our sin of killing people will lead to a huge increase in temptation for drinking/drugs.
Today consider doing a moral inventory. Consider praying:
“Father, show me the wicked ways that I need to change.”
Second, wicked ways lead to anxiety, anger, and other emotional issues. Consider setting a personal goal of getting the anxiety (Or some other emotion) out.
Third, now you know that sin and drinking/drugs lead to anxiety or _______. Now you know what you need to do to get that emotion more under control (Go to war with sin). Now you know the answer to the question: Is God’s way best?
Forth, consider praying over the above verse for 10 minutes, or for as long as it takes.
Finally, when David (who wrote the above verse) ignored his wicked ways, terrible things happened that stayed with him for years. After he got back to fighting his “Wicked ways” he became the great man who helped all of us, and who found his joy again.
Today, consider praying over the above verse. Fight. Win.