Running With Sin

I ran today.  Without pain.  I don’t remember the last time I ran without pain. It was a lot easier to run, let me tell you that. I didn’t even realize I had no pain until I was finished and was like hhmm, that was fast and felt good.  Then I got to thinking, did I have pain yesterday?  I don’t think I did.

I had ran with pain for so long that I had gotten used to it. It was just an every day part of my life. A pain and irritating but it didn’t stop me from running.  Well, it did stop me from running like I used to but I could still run.

Which brings me to my topic for today. Running with sin. How many of us are so used to sinning that we don’t even think about it anymore. It has just become a part of our lives. Lying, cheating, addiction, idol worship, spending more than we make, etc… We don’t even think it is wrong anymore, it’s just become a part of who we are.

We limp around everyday with the sin on our back. It doesn’t stop us from living. Not only sin but let’s talk about shame, guilt, fear, pride, etc..  The monkey is on our back but we just keep on going.  Sometimes we add on to it until the weight becomes so much we can longer carry it.  Then we break.

The smart thing for me to do when I am injured is to slow down. Take a few days off. Rest my injury so I can get back to a pain free run.  However, I usually don’t heed that advice and keep going until it heals, which takes longer, or  it hurts more, or I just get to the point I ignore it.

When I run with sin what should I do?  Stop doing it. Pray to God to help me. I know it’s wrong but some things will take more than me knowing it for me to stop. I need to break the addiction. I need someone to hold me accountable. Maybe it’s a best friend or my pastor or someone I will trust to be honest with me. Confess my sins and know that I am forgiven.  Fight another day.  Let the guilt, shame, pride, fear go.  Give it all up.

I don’t want to run with sin. I want to run with God and there is only one way I know how to do that. Give it all to Him. Work on it every single day. Before I know it, I will wake up one day and truly be free. I will be able to live my life without all the junk and pain I added to it.


How about you? Are you tired of running with sin? Want to be able to live free?

Turning Away by Bryan Andrew Wilson – 

Running To Stand Still by U2 – 

Run by Thriving Ivory – 

Run by Kutless – 

Run by Sanctus Real – 

I Won’t Run Away by Ashes Remain – 

Run To Jesus by Francesca Battistelli – 

Living In Sin


No, not the Bon Jovi song. I wrote this one back when I was writing a song or two a day. God was saying write and I was writing. Maybe one day someone would like to put music to it and turn these words into a song. If not, maybe it’s just a poem and  I hope you enjoy reading the words.

Living In Sin


They say my God is an awesome God

That He can heal my heart

Then why do I feel so lost, I feel so lost

Why am I still in the dark?


They say He will give me what I need

Just ask Him, that’s all I have to do

Then why can’t I  breathe, I can’t breathe

Why can’t I feel , Why can’t I feel you?

Am I living for you or living for me

Am I looking out or looking in

Am I blind, why can’t I see?

Am I free or am I living in sin?

They say follow His ways

That He can make me free

Then why am I in these chains?

Why can’t I get away from me?


They say He has great plans

That He will lead my life for His will

Then why can’t I seem to understand?

Why am I always living for the thrill?

Am I living for you or living for me

Am I looking out or looking in

Am I blind, why can’t I see?

Am I free or am I living in sin?

I can’t know this life You mean for me

It doesn’t matter where I’ve been

I can’t be who You want me to be

If I keep living in sin, living in sin

Jesus, Friend Of Sinners by Casting Crowns – 

Lift Your Head Weary Sinner by Crowder – 

Sin by Result – 

No Longer Slaves by Bethel Music – 

Stronger by Hillsong Worship – 

At The Cross (Love Ran Red) by Chris Tomlin – 

Lord I Need You by Matt Maher – 

Lord I Need You by Plumb –