Genesis 37:23-24 / Psalms 40:1-2

It’s not easy to be honest with ourselves until we hit rock bottom, but the truth is, that, the truth hurts.

“I got myself into this, I’ll get myself out.”

“You made your bed, now you sleep in it.”

I’m not really one to play the blame game – and yes, the Bible does say that we’re each responsible for own actions…but I’m learning more and more that there’s no such thing as a self made man – when it comes to success…and failure.

Eph. 6:12

Why some will never see victory:

  1. 1. Pride – they are trying to “play God” (doing what’s right in my own eyes)
  2. Denial – Stuffing it, ignoring it, pretending it didn’t happen, minimizing it…

* Wounds need treatment

  1. Admit your lack of control                                                                           Romans 7:18
    1. Powerless over our tendencies
    2. Circumstances are unmanageable Psalms 6:2-4

2.  Be willing to lay aside hindrances                                                                  Hebrews 12:1-2

Baggage: Phil. 3:13-14

3.  Listen to the voice of truth                                                                             John 8:32

“Alright, so I’ve listened to this who thing…so what if I through with it, what then?