Swat away those pesky symptoms

I heard Audrey Mack say something the other day that really jumped out at me. "Symptoms are to sickness what temptation is to sin." Just because we encounter a temptation, it doesn't mean we take the step into sin. Similarly, just because we encounter a symptom, it doesn't mean we take the step into sickness. The key is what we do when we see the symptom. It's a critical decision point. If we entertain it, dwell on it, and act on it, it will likely evolve into sickness because we have put our faith in it. But, if we reject it and stand firm in our belief that Jesus paid for our health and healing, then the symptom doesn't have to become anything more than a fleeting mosquito. Swat that "bug" away and rest in the finished work of Christ!