Day 230 –
At some point you’ve just got to stop the cycle before it ruins all the clothes.
Ezekiel 18:20 “The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.”
As a mom and a wife, there are many cycles that I’d like to end, but instead I’m put in charge of actually completing them. The dishes keep piling up, and the laundry pile keeps growing. And if you want clean clothes in this home, Mama has got to do them. Thankfully, there is only one chore in the house that my husband would rather not help with, but to no luck of my own its laundry.
So as I was thinking about all the cycles I run through a week I began to think about our children and the cycles that they continue in.
I’m not talking about the traits they were born with, I’m talking about the cycles or learned traits that the queen and king of this household have passed down to their children just like our mom and dad passed down to us.
I wish I could say all these continuous learned cycles were phenomenal, but let’s be honest, we don’t have enough time in the day to dive into all my dirty laundry.
But you know what is phenomenal? All of our learned traits can be stopped and if they are stopped the only one to get disciplined for them are the ones still caught in the cycle.
God doesn’t punish us for the sins of our past after we’ve been saved, and he won’t punish us for what others are doing around us. However, he will punish us if we are continuing down the wrong path with sin surrounding us. Cycles can tie us down and tire us out.
Over the years, I watched so many cycles of habits that go from one generation to the next and because it’s the way it’s always been done, no one is willing to be the way to STOP and say, “But it’s not going to be done this way any longer.”
So what’s stopping you from stopping the cycle of sin?
Let’s get on it!
Let’s take the cycle we’re on and finish it once and for all.