Habitual Sin: 10 Best Ways to Overcome Customary Sin!

Habitual sin means a specific transgression that seems to be impossible to stop! A customary sin is common among people who prefer to get happiness from the usual sin than to patiently wait on to the LORD for eternal joy.

Are you going through some tough situations to stop a habitual sin in your life and you gave up? Hope you did not negotiate with the LORD by giving money to the church so that He can overlook your customary sin?

Or did you resolve to believe the false teaching that the grace through Jesus Christ endorses your wonting sin? I suffered so much from customary sin but I thank God for setting me free from the ‘sweet evil’.

Today’s message explains the danger and the practical steps that would give you permanent freedom from habitual sin.

Examples of Habitual Transgression

It is always one or two sins that you cannot let go and you decide to justify your habitual sin through excuses and misconception of some Bible passages. Examples of wonting sin is not limited to the list below:

1. Swindling people for the propagation of the gospel or selfishness

2. Lies; either the white or black one

3. Lust

4. Love of money

5. Watching erotic movies or flipping through the porn materials

6. Drunkenness

7. Drugs

8. Delights in masturbation

9. Destructive anger

10. Pride etc.

Does God Forgive Habitual Sin?

GOD cannot be mocked! A dedicated child of GOD cannot be holy now and joyfully become unholy in the next moment.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” (Galatians 6:7-8)

Someone with a habitual sin repeats the transgression often without remorse for enjoyment or to achieve a selfish outcome.

Yes! The LORD is ready to forgive if you confess and repent from your habitual sin. But a Christian with habitual sin is likened to a lukewarm person. Listen to God’s statement in the book of Revelation chapter 3 verse 15 and 16:

I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”

Please, don’t forget that GOD tests the heart of the sinner who asks for forgiveness, if He tests your heart and noticed you have intention to repeat the same sin tomorrow, He won’t fall into your deceit!

Job and King David were aware of this secret act of the LORD, so I want you to take this point seriously:

“You have tested my heart; and had visited me in the night; You have tried me and have found nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.” (Psalm 17:3)

The LORD loves you and He is ready to give you perfect freedom from sin if and only if you would give Him all your heart and strength.

“Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.” (Matthew 22:37-38)

Ten Bible Verses About Customary Sin

Habitual sin is so terrible that if you are not careful it blindfolds your eyes to see the revelation of righteousness because the Devil won’t stop deceiving you that since you are a Christian you would automatically gain heaven despite your habitual sin.

The Devil deceived me but I thank God that I was not dead before knowing the truth that Satan can speak to you like a loving Holy Spirit.

Some Bible verses that discourage habitual transgression include:

1. Romans chapter 12 verse 1 and 2

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

2. Hebrew chapter 6 verse 4 to 6

“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come.

If they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.”

3. Hebrew chapter 9 verse 27

“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.”

4. Colossians chapter 1 verse 21 and 22

“And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight.”

5. First Thessalonians chapter 4 verse 3 to 5

“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honour, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God.”

6. First Peter chapter 1 verse 13 and 14

“Therefore, gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance.”

7. First John chapter 2 verse 15 to 16

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–is not of the Father but is of the world.”

8. Romans chapter 6 verse 16

“Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?”

9. Matthew chapter 6 verse 24

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

10. James chapter 4 verse 4

“Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

10 Side-Effects of Habitual Sin

Customary sin might look beneficial and full of fun but from my personal experience the bottom line is disastrous to the body and soul. I thank God I was saved from committing suicide.

If your habitual sin makes you feel on top of the world today, then get prepared for the terrible explosion at the later end. Please I appeal to you to repent from the wonting sin best known to you before it is too late. Some of the side effects of habitual transgression are not limited to the following:

1. Misplacement of the First Love

2. Cold spiritual separation from the LORD

3. Regular argument with the Holy Spirit

4. Spiritual blindfold by the demons in charge of the habitual sin

5. Always full of Fear

6. No peace of mind anymore

7. Joy and happiness are always short-lived

8. Nightmares

9. Habitual sin makes you stay longer and makes you go farther than you want to.

10. Second Death.

Think about it; If Jesus Christ or the servant death arrives now and meet the habitual sin in you, it’s going to be a serious disaster because no room for repentance at that moment!

10 Steps to Overcome Habitual Sin?

1. Acknowledge the truth that the customary sin is a transgression that must stop in your life.

2. List your weaknesses that allows the wonting sin to be your king.

3. Sin springs up when you fall into temptation, so resist and flee with all your body and soul. (James 4:7)

4. Habitual sin is like a virus but recitation of the word of GOD is the only viable antivirus.

5. Have faith in the word of GOD recorded across the Bible.

6. Stop given excuses or blaming others for your habitual transgression – be determined to quit and God would help you!

7. Grace through Jesus Christ does not condone indiscipline, so give yourself to the LORD for spiritual training and you won’t regret it. (Hebrew 12:10-13)

8. Don’t be afraid of the things you would loss by dropping the customary sin but focus on the eternal benefits of a holy life. (Leviticus 12:1)

9. Set your mind to always think about Heaven and less about the debaucheries on earth. (Matthew 6:19-20)

10. You would overcome habitual transgression if you pray, read and meditate on the word of GOD daily. And, practicing the word of God is the Golden key that gives your spiritual breakthrough!

Habitual sin looks helpful but it is highly destructive. I followed the practical steps above and I became victorious. So, I recommend the powerful steps to you and I am sure you would share your testimonies and comments with us. May the LORD embrace you as you take the bold step to stop the customary sin today in Jesus’ name.

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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