I am currently in my second of six years at University. And I have a confession to make. I have touched my uni at all this semester. I mean really, I should know better, I’ve been caught with weeks of uni work to complete, and then study for, all in the 12 hrs before an exam. I’ve seen the difference between my uni marks with preparation and without preparation. And I definitely need the preparation. So why is it that I haven’t started this year’s work and I’m already 3 weeks behind? Why do we do things that we inherently know are bad for us? Why do we still choose to do them.. it’s more than just uni procrastination, more than just laziness. I think this kind of thing can be found all throughout everyone’s lives. Not just their studies, although this is a prime example. We chase after relationships that are bad for us, we eat lots and lots of fast food and don’t exercise, we speed, we neglect reading the bible.. whatever it is. We know it’s bad, and in the end will lead to our demise – yet we do it anyway? Are we just.. bad people.. who always make bad choices. I think that’s probably actually the case.
What’s that verse about wanting to do good, yet always doing the opposite. Oh yeah, I found it.
Romans 7: 18-20 ‘For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do – this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it’.
Just an not so biblical thought that turned into one.