My wife and stairs have a painful relationship with each other, forcing a difficult decision of whether to stay and recuperate or go and become more equipped for ministry.
Am I good enough? Do I measure up? I know I must answer to God for my actions (or inactions). Sin always has a price.
Satan often works in increments so that you wind up far from where you thought you would ever be. Could this be how he tries to divide the Body of Christ, and fracture our unity?
It's difficult to truly praise God when we have learned to accept God's work as commonplace and have lost sight of His majesty.
From journal entry dated June 12, 1996... "I feel the need to begin a journal. Several hours ago, I could tell that the Holy Spirit was bringing my shortcomings to my attention..."
Something happened... and it changed everything!