What we want will shape what we do. Sometimes what we do is sin. Did you know that you sin because you want to? Before you get upset with me, that’s what James said. Whether or not we know what those desires are that will lead to sin, it is still a desire. We have to ask ourselves what we really want and why we want it. When we are rude to people, it’s easy to make excuses about that behavior. Looking at why we behave a certain way as an excuse will cause us to excuse ourselves from growing. Looking at why we behave a certain way as an explanation, such as a trauma, is recognizing the “why” behind our behavior. When we look at the “why” behind our behavior as an explanation, we are looking at it as an opportunity for growth after a mistake.
In this episode, we talk about learning to recognize what we REALLY want, how to build character regardless of our own wants, and allow Jesus to transform our desires.