The other morning I jumped in the shower to get ready for work. I noticed that the water pressure had really dropped in our shower, so much so that I thought there may be a water main break in our area causing the water pressure to be down. But there was no break. After taking a few more showers over the next several days, I came to the realization that I probably needed to replace my “Arizona hard water” clogged shower head.
Now, I’m no handy man…so even changing a simple shower head brought on a little anxiety for me. Not to worry, I was successful in changing the shower head, and now we have more than enough water pressure in our shower.
This simple home repair, however, reminded me of something that a previous pastor I worked for years ago taught me. I had a rather old and beat up Plymouth Voyager minivan (it even had the fake wood paneling on it…old school baby). One day my pastor needed a ride to the airport, so I picked him up in my van and almost immediately he began to point out all of the rattles, squeaks, shakes, and noises that my vehicle was making.
None of which I even noticed until he began pointing them all out to me.
I was actually thinking, man, how rude to be pointing out how bad my van is, when I’m being so nice to drive you to the airport.
But there was a point to his story…the point was this: over time and always driving this van you get really accustom to all the sounds and you no longer notice them. If we’re not careful, sin can be the same way. It can creep in little by little and if we are not vigilant we can become accustom to the sin in our life and find ourselves accepting instead of dealing with that sin. Kind of like my shower. Slowly over time as it became more and more clogged, I didn’t pay any attention to it, until it got so bad that it was no longer working.
Why am I sharing this story?
To remind you to PAY ATTENTION to sin in your life, work daily to be aware of what you are doing…don’t let yourself become accustom and accepting of it!