Accountability groups. The Holy Spirit. Both have helped successfully free believers from their addictions. But might one approach have advantages over the other?
EASIER-TO-NAVIGATE ESCAPE ROUTE
Assuming that both are capable of effectively engineering your escape from sins of the flesh, which do you suppose provides the easier-to-navigate escape route? Why?
a) Accountability Partner/Group
b) Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit. Why? Advocates of accountability openly acknowledge that accountability-based escape (= partner/group-aided starving of the flesh) may be the hardest thing that an addict will ever do in his life. On the other hand, escape in the Way of Escape Battle Plan is accomplished by repeatedly popping a DVD into a DVD player and drowning oneself in the Holy Spirit. Easy-Peasy!
It is always easier to “Feed the Spirit” than to “Starve the Flesh.” Much, much easier.
(for a discussion of how the Shame Factor also disappears with a wholly Spirit-led Escape Plan, see the full blog at www.wileygrafbooks.com/news/the-holy-spirit-advantage-v2)
A GAME-CHANGING BOOK HAS ARRIVED
In A Way of Escape, readers learn how to build a zero-shame, easier-to-navigate, escape-without-accountability, wholly Spirit-powered Battle Plan. Readers learn how to step up the degree to which they “walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). They learn how to build a library of Spirit-anointed, flesh-diffusing apps. Apps that are uniquely fitted to them, and their unique Spirit-filling triggers.
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
The still-struggling now have another option. The still-struggling now have fresh hope for discovering that long-sought-after way of escape from sin and temptation (I Corinthians 10:13). A way that—because it is wholly Spirit-powered—does not require enlisting the aid of an accountability partner or group. Truly, a game-changer!