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I did it my way

If we go back to the beginning of the Bible we discover that the couple who were made to enjoy God's perfect world were kicked out of his garden. Because they said "No" to God, He let them get on with their own lives. 
And what a mess they and we have made of it!

Here are some of the consequences of sin in our own lives:

is caused by our inability to control our world. We may think we have become masters of managing stress, but it is with us all the time. It may result in physical, mental or emotional illness.

Unattainable goals. The human heart longs for perfection — but it eludes us, particularly in the area of human relationships.

Unfocussed activity. Most of us spend a considerable amount of our time wanting to be productive and creative, but in practice feeling as if we are chasing our tails.

 Think of this sentence, written 2000 years ago, but speaking with remarkable clarity about the frustrations of modern life:

For everything in the world... the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does... comes not from the Father but from the world.6

The frustration we experience is partly a result of our sin-spoiled minds, bodies and emotions. But it is also part of God's judgment on this world. Arrogant men thought they could get to God by building a tower championing human achievement. God frustrated their plans.7

The final judgment on sin is death;  SPIRITUAL and PHYSICAL.

The problem is, not that we are out of touch with ourselves, rather guilt and sin have put us out of sync with our maker.

If God won't let us WORK our way back to him — is there any hope for frustrated human beings?

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6. 1 John 2:16
7. See Genesis 11 for the story of the Tower of Babel. 

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