“Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.”Genesis 4:6
Cain received this warning from God when Abel’s gift was received and Cain’s was not. God saw the anger and jealousy that was already in Cain’s heart. And still God gave Cain the chance to turn away from his sin…it was not inevitable. I don’t always listen to the warnings I get from Holy Spirit. I need to remember that the warnings come because there is something blocking the light of God’s love in my heart. I know that fear is the only thing that can block God’s light from filling my heart. And it is always crouching at the door, eager to control me. I pray that next time I hear a warning that I remember it was issued out of God’s love for me. Right there, the light of God’s love can evaporate the fear and fill my heart.