When we focus on one individual sin we can very easily convince people with that particular struggle that in God’s eyes they are only guilty of a single sin.
The problem of the greedy banker isn’t just his greed, but his rebellion, deception, lust, gossip, and laziness.
The problem of the homosexual isn’t just homosexuality, it’s the cheating, favoritism, isolation, theft, and slander.
The problem of the racist isn’t just the racism, it’s the coveting, impatience, violence, secrecy, anger and disrespect.
The problem with myself isn’t just one thing. I am so far from God’s standard of righteousness because of my pride, hatred, judgement, idolatry, self-reliance, unforgiveness, and hundreds of other things.
We’re all is a pretty bad place. But God’s grace covers a multitude of sins.
Don’t worry about having to give up your “favorite sin.” When you accept God’s forgiveness and accept His Lordship you’re undertaking a comprehensive life-change that will require you to get rid of ALL your sin.
The good news: God is patient, and it’s totally worth it.