We are familiar with stories of famous people sacrificing their soul to the devil for fame, and fortune. We tend to envision a demonic image of some sort, and swear that we would never do such a thing or aggressively deny the thought of betraying our true identity. Well, hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we all have at some point in our lives. There wasn’t a devil standing there in a red costume, red horns, and a fiery fork. There was a desire for a thing, person, place we desperately wanted so badly that we were willing to compromise who we were in order to have it. We may have scarified our health, a lie, an affair, a relationship, unborn children, and more sinning against our creator to gain a moment of pleasure. For love.
The most dangerous part of sacrificing one’s soul is the repetition of sin that takes place afterwards.
“But when the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, it roams through dry [arid] places in search of rest, but it does not find any. Then it says, I will go back to my house from which I came out. And when it arrives, it finds the place unoccupied, swept, put in order, and decorated. Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and make their home there. And the last condition of that man becomes worse than the first. So also shall it be with this wicked generation.”
Matthew 12:43-45 AMP
Not knowing that every time we do such a thing, we are writing a check that can not be cashed, and long suffering that could have been avoided. Thank God for Jesus who has already covered the debt that we will accumulate in our lifetime. Yes, Jesus’ Blood covers our sins and he has paid the price through suffering, but after our sin is covered and we continue in it, there is a price of suffering pain from consequences as well as loss. When we fall down and break a leg, thank God it was just a broken leg it could of been worst, but there is yet pain and recovery from the accident. Same with sin, not all the time do our sin hurt people around us, but it wounds our soul. Our soul has to take time to heal in God, who is the creator and lover of our souls. It’s extremely difficult for me to understand how a man or a woman can jump from one relationship or marriage to another without a season of restoration and healing, and I believe this why there are some many homes destroyed. In our singleness we have to love ourselves, and not sacrifice who we are in order to win someone over. That’s not fair to someone else or ourselves if we start the relationship with a lie, because after awhile the real you, will surface, and that is the most uncomfortable and tormenting way to live.
I blog about love, because I got it wrong so many times and I want to express what I have learned and is still learning in order to help others. I don’t do it to judge others, but to be the bridge that someone can cross over to avoid the mistakes that I made. I’m an educator now and I’ve learned something about myself that explains why I made so many mistakes that could of been avoided simply by observation, and Lord knows I’ve seen a load of people make stupid mistakes. Well, I’m a Kinetic Learner. I had to actively be involved to learn with all five of my senses. Which means, “I’m the one who never outgrew being told that the stove is hot, don’t touch it.” I had to actively engage in sin and experience long suffering, in which drew me closer to God, but my Goodness I could of lost my life had it not been for God on my side. Very stubborn, curious, anxious, “don’t judge me”, Ha! I sold my soul twice for love within the last 10 years and came out bankrupt, busted and disgusted with myself. I went into relationships as a Co dependent, wanting to do and be whoever the guy I was with wanted me to be even if it cost my values, and ruined my identity and reputation. They were worth it honey. He was so sexy, no kids, a job, and a degree. Ha! Jackpot ladies! She was sexy, no kids, a job, and car. She’s independent. Wrong. And Wrong Again.Yes, lets be real ladies and gentlemen. We size our negatives up to that woman or man’s “outward positives”, and call it a match made in heaven. Sad thing is, he’s probably doing the same thing, and the relationship begin with lies and insecurities that I guarantee will surface. Plus, if you have to lie to get somebody, they’re not worth having, and that is a sign that healing still needs to be done in you. I was talking to my mom last night about how it’s so important to set goals as a single, knowing who we are in Christ and what’s desired in a spouse so we don’t be desperate and settle by lowering those standards. My childhood wounds signaled desperation, attracted me to men like my dad, and had me repeating cycles of sin. Also, being abandoned as a child causes desperation, and makes one anxious to be in a relationship because of the fear of loneliness.
Sacrificing or selling ones soul is a crime against the “Trinity.” God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
“And God both raised the Lord to life and will also raise us up by His power. Do you not see and know that your bodies are members (bodily parts) of Christ (the Messiah)? Am I therefore to take the parts of Christ and make [them] parts of a prostitute? Never! Never! Or do you not know and realize that when a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? The two, it is written, shall become one flesh. [Gen. 2:24.] But the person who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him. Shun immorality and all sexual looseness [flee from impurity in thought, word, or deed]. Any other sin which a man commits is one outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own, You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.”
1 Corinthians 6:14-20 AMP
Jesus’ blood saves, redeems, restores, and makes us righteous. He also tells us to go, and sin no more. Our souls have been purchased with the life/blood sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, so let’s leave it there. We can’t give away something that already belongs to someone else, but we do. Aren’t those consequences great?
I’ve shifted from that way of learning in the physical to becoming actively “with all five of my senses” in the Spiritual by being involved in my relationship with God. I have “tasted” and “seen” that the Lord is good. Psalms 34:8. I have “put” my trust in the Lord, he never lets me be put to shame, and delivers me in his righteousness. Psalms 31:1. I encourage all of us, no matter how many times we fall, we have to get back up, and overcome the pain in humility. Surrendering ourselves totally to our creator, so that he can make us whole in him. That way we can experience true love for ourselves, and someone else someday. This is the only guarantee of love and eternal life, and only comes with God’s way of doing things. Some people sell their souls and the pain of recovery becomes to difficult to bear, and they never recover or return back to God. So let’s stop compromising or selling our souls for a moment of pleasure that may cause a lifetime of pain.