Residual effects

Bronchitis and Laryngitis.

That was my diagnosis, and that’s what stayed way past its welcome.

I self-medicated.

I went to the doctor.

I got a shot.

I got antibiotics.

But none of that touched the cough of all coughs that I had kicking. Did I mention having a cough right now is the most taboo thing in the world? Yeah. Fun times.

I finally broke down and went to minor care where they gave me IV meds that finally did the trick. I had Covid last January and the doctor said the way this bronchitis lingered was due to the residual effects.

Seriously? I am so over Covid.

But it got me thinking – what are the residual effects of our sins? What’s sticking around long term whether we want it to or not?

Because even though there’s forgiveness and grace and mercy – there are still consequences. And those consequences don’t just affect me, they have the potential to affect every person I surround myself with and even future generations.

Now that’s something to keep at the forefront of all decisions that we make. The choices we make today have the potential to hinder and haunt us for a long, long time.

Let’s stay prayed up.

Let’s stay in the word.

Let’s be ready to battle against the temptations that this world flings at us day in and day out.

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:10-11

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