However, I wonder sometimes how much protection my shower shoes actually give. When showering, the water fills the bottom of the shower. All the dirt, grime, and filthy water seeps in between the flip flops and my feet.
The truth is, my feet are so entrenched in the water, it makes no difference if I slip these flip flops on or not. I'm fooling myself if I think they are making a difference. It's like eating an entire pizza and drinking a diet coke. It's like holding an umbrella and walking through a monsoon. It almost doesn't make sense. It doesn't matter.
Should I dare say that it doesn't matter when you try to live a good Christian life? The world we navigate is filled with muck. Attempting to do things to keep ourselves pure is futile. Truthfully, to do this, we have to most certainly have God's help. We forget that we have to admit our need to God. God has to help was walk in purity. God has to give us the strength to live holy lives. God has to purify our hearts and minds. That's why David asks God to "create in him a clean heart". David knew that in order to live pure, God had to create it and sustain it.
Our weakness to live pure is no excuse to do whatever we want. It should be a reminder that our fleshly actions aren't going to help. It has to be God! He can help us overcome the grime. He can pull us out of the filth. We just need to ask Him in faith.
Why talk about this?
Because as you already know....the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again expecting to get different results. We won't get different results when we try to fight through the fog ourselves. God has to provide that light. And we have to know that He alone is the only one.