There’s this little word we don’t hear much about these days.
What, exactly, is sin? I will leave the biblical word for “sin,” all Greek lessons, as well as theological ramblings for another day. I love the way Oswald Chambers says it: “Sin is a fundamental relationship. It is not wrong doing, but wrong being. It is deliberate and determined independence from God.”
This is hard for a sex addict to understand. We put so much focus on what to do and not do. We talk a lot about the outer circle, middle circle, and inner circle. Or we may use the green light, yellow light, red light analogy. They all address what we do. And what we do matters.
But here’s the deal. What you do tomorrow will be the result of what you become today.
Recovery Step: Focus on being today, and not just doing. And when you do sin (you will), remember this promise: “He made him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might through him become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).