We start out with a nice clean, white, pure path when we accept Christ. Immediately, satan moves in on his target. He wants to rip out that root before it becomes too attached. Each time we allow him to use us, whether intentional or not...a steaming pile lands on our white path. (Nasty huh?) Not a huge deal? Then another pile crowds in. Still pretty simple to dodge, right? What about when there are more piles than path? What do you do then? How do you walk without being covered in it? At what point to you realize that you are in knee high in it? When you willingly allow it with little care about consequences...seems to me like you are rolling in the filth. Funny mental picture when dealing with poop (I am giggling a bit just picturing it)...not so funny when you think of it as sin.
God doesn't want us to settle for any sin. No matter how minor we think it is. Gossip. Does it really hurt anyone? Lies. Does anyone have to know the truth? Stealing. Even if you never got caught? Selfishness. No one else is looking out for #1..so I have to. Who do you think is behind those piles of filth? Which one of them is taking God's pure white path? I'm gonna go with none of the above!
I am not trying to play the holier-than-thou card. I don't want you to leave here feeling condemned. I want you to wake up and realize that you can be rolling in your own filth...and somehow be okay with it. That is not the joy that comes with having Christ in your corner. Those things don't bring happiness. They bring destruction. They bring shame. They bring guilt. They bring depression.
God will forgive you for all that you have allowed to enter your life. He longs to hear you repent...and walk away from them all. Walk with him. Talk to Him. Confess...and you are forgiven. Seek people that will lift you up in prayer. Find people that love Christ the way he intended us to...with our heart, mind, body, and spirit. Dive into His words of healing and restoration. Be contagious...not infectious. Show Christ without ever having to tell someone you follow Him. (I don't mean don't witness silly.) I mean LIVE Christ! Don't roll in crap and wonder why you feel crappy.