The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied by himself.
Many times I have taken golf lessons at various times of a season with the sincere desire to improve. We would freshen up a slouching posture, fix a grip, or work on the timing of my foot work. Each of the fixes felt awkward, but I would stick to the process of improvement. That is until I was in a pressured situation of a tournament or on a day when my mind and body was not joined. I always reverted back to what felt natural and comfortable to get through the day. Many times we as Christians are guilty of the same. We know what is expected and the proper course of action, but revert to our old habits when the rubber meets the road. The scripture talks about having an unwavering firm foundation grounded in the spirit. The ease to go back to comfort and allow the “man fearing spirit” wins out in a time of temptation. The “good man” is satisfied by allowing the flesh to be the guide. My prayer for today is to have the strength to act according to the leading of the Spirit no matter of the earthly consequences.