How you live represents what you live for.
“That guy is so creepy.” I hope people don’t say that about you, but hearing that phrase might make you think of someone you know. They act weird, say awkward things, and just creep you out for some reason. They seem to just slip into your life and make you feel weird. It’s easy for things we would never want to creep into our life and make it home.
Dealing with temptation and our sinful choices is tough because these things happen slowly over time. It seems to just creep in and before you know it you are making choices you thought you had put to death in your past. For us to deal with sin creeping into our lives, we need choose to follow Jesus every day. There are days I get up and I just want to do whatever I want to do. My thoughts and attitudes are already focused on me and I miss what really matters.
I love the imagery of putting on a new nature. Everyday you get to put on the new life you have in Jesus. It’s a struggle. It takes effort. It takes making a choice everyday to put on Jesus and living for him. it will always be this way. Daily taking off the old life and putting on the new life. So put to death your old life! Stop picking it up! Have a funeral for it and leave your old way alone. Move on to your new life in Jesus. You can start today
So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us. – Colossians 3:5-11