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If things are going well
Pastor Mike Novotny
by Pastor Mike Novotny
June 1, 2024

If things are going well in this season of your spiritual life, I want to praise God with you. And I want to quote God to warn you.

God once said, “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!” (1 Corinthians 10:12). Sometimes success makes us feel like we’re standing so firm that we don’t need to be careful anymore. We can forget that God blessed us with success because we were working his steps to victory.

Have you ever met someone who decided to stop taking their medication because they were feeling mentally healthy? They forgot that they are healthy because of the medication.

Have you ever met a teenager who was raised in the church and decided that they didn’t need to attend while in college because their faith was so strong? They forgot that they were strong because of church.

Don’t take that bait when it comes to your spiritual habits. If you have a few weeks of obedience under your belt, praise God and keep working the steps. If praying, confessing, and filling your heart with the Word has been working, then keep doing what’s been working. 

Stand firm in the process that God is using to produce the fruit of self-control in you. That is how you stay standing and avoid an unexpected fall.