This is a guest post by Michael Perkins.
Michael is an ordinary guy who sometimes types on a keyboard and sometimes writes by hand on paper. You can follow him on twitter @MichaelDPerkins or read his blog called Untitled.
Recently, I have noticed something about myself that I’m not sure that I want to admit. I was at work sitting at my desk and my allergies were acting up. I did what any normal person would do: I blew my nose. Here’s where it took a turn for the worse. I looked at the tissue after blowing my nose.
This isn’t the first time that this has happened. Nearly every time I blow my nose I tell myself, “Don’t look.” And then I end up looking. And then I regret it, because it’s gross and I have a weak stomach.
1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to us all. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
We all have those “dirty tissues” in our lives that we are tempted to look at or return to.
Pornography can be a dirty tissue.
Lying can be a dirty tissue.
Jealousy can be a dirty tissue.
Drugs and alcohol can be a dirty tissue.
Eating habits can be a dirty tissue.
I know it’s tough. I know that sometimes it feels hopeless. I know that sometimes it feels like that the only thing we can do is look at our dirty tissue. But I also know this: God has told us that He will provide a way out. God has said that He will be there for us. God is faithful.
Look for Him and you’ll find your way out.
You are not alone in your struggles.
Do you have any dirty tissues that you have been tempted to look at?