Growing up in a compound house, we picked many vices and name-tagged them fun. There were times we’d knock on someone’s door, listen for a response and ran away. We did this till one angry woman came out after we had escaped insulting a visitor knocking at that very moment. The innocent visitor took our punishment.
Reckoning our lives as a house, we will definitely need to make room for guests every now and then. This in mind, may I present before you two guests you’re certain to encounter knocking on the door of your house simultaneously?
Guest one, Jesus: “Look! I am standing at the door and knocking. If anyone listens to my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he will eat with me.” (Revelation 3:20, ISV)
Jesus seeks to come into your life with goodness. He wants to take away your pain, hurts and regrets. Jesus doesn’t want you to be lonely, confused, disappointed and disgraced. He wants all [good] things to be your possession.
Guest two, Sin: “…sin lies in wait at the door. It desires to control you, but you must rule over it.” (Genesis 4:7, NHEB)
Here is God cautioning Cain. But Cain didn’t heed the voice of God and allowed Sin to enter instead. He committed murder after succumbing to the pursuasions of Sin. Sin is treacherous. Sin, when allowed into the home of your heart breeds evil, decadence, indecency, wickedness and pain.
Just like my childhood stubbornness, sin knocks the very moment Jesus knocks and stands with a seductive glamor waiting to entice you. Please don’t be in haste to draw Sin into the house of your life when Jesus waits for your invitation.