1 a formal declaration that someone is guilty of a criminal offense, made by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law.
2 a firmly held belief or opinion.
When I first learned of convictions, it was confusing. Because the world says one thing, and the Bible reads in a different way. After looking at different verses, I think 1 Thessalonians 1 talks good about some too. But I also found:
So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves.
- Social Media (i get so jealous, envious, and so on if I’m on there. This posts my blog but otherwise i’ve cut out social media)
- Secular and Country Music (i struggle with depression, for me these do not help with that)
- Sexy rated R Movies (i struggle with lust, watching these are not a good idea for me)
- Alcohol and Smoking (yep used to do both, i started drinking again, i realized this was very bad and making all the other issues way worse, I personally have to just stay away)
These are just a few…. and they can change too, maybe we don’t need that guardrail any more? That’s awesome! I don’t like saying no to these things, but I also know that if I do that God is going to hold me up and say “Good for you!” This things here also show me how much I still have to work on and I’m so glad I have my recovery group to be there and help me through it all!
Convictions don’t have to be scary, they don’t have to be bashed over heads. They are there for those of us that want to truly better ourselves.
What are your thoughts on it? Do you have some?
Anyways, praying for you dear readers!