Recently I realized (again) that I have a problem with–I call it “lust”–the kind where I see a product, I want it, and I want it now, and I buy it now. The impetus for my realization was when I walked into a dollar store and spent almost $20 on facial soap and deodorant, and most of it was for me, me, me. I did want to stock up on certain scents of a certain brand of soap that don’t set my allergies off, but $20 was a bit much–especially when I bought a couple new brands and I don’t know if they will bother me or not! LOL!
Later, I had a conversation with the Lord about it. I asked Him for help with my problem. He said He was pleased I owned up to it, and that I asked Him for help. He said He’d be glad to help me. I know with the Lord helping me, I’ll have victory over the underlying outlook which leads to the problem. It may take awhile, but I’ll have the victory.
For me the goodness of God shows in His attitude: an earthly parent could easily have been angry with my confession, but God, Who has every reason to be angry (given the warnings in the Bible about lust, greed, and covetousness) was not angry. His attitude buoyed me up, and continues to do so.
Some Scriptures: Psalm 130:3, 4; 1 John 1:8, 9