Paul was extremely hard on himself. He knew he had a sinful nature he could not shake. We can all relate.
The American Cancer Society says it take an average of 8-10 attempts to quit tobacco. That means there is an average of at least 7 failures (sometimes more) before success is achieved. As you change, you can expect failure like Paul on the way.
Questions for further thought:
1. What areas do you struggle to show yourself grace?
2. Where have you failed to shake off a vice that currently enslaves you?
Challenge: Take another attempt at that vice that you have not been able to overcome.
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