St. Paul states that we Christians are no longer to be dominated by sin since we no longer are under the law. We are now under grace and thus can overcome sin. But, of course, not by ourselves. Grace involves God intervening into our lives and is not something we ourselves can do on our own.
To rise above sin, therefore, is not something we can ever do by ourselves. As Christians we have to depend on Jesus to be lifted above sin. We should no longer be held down by sin in our daily lives. This is possible only if we are clinging to Jesus all the time.
Yes, we will be prone to sin. We will stumble into sinful habits. Meaning we will undergo periods where we distance ourselves from God. But the way to not be held down by sin is to always be holding on to Jesus.
When we sin, but cling to Jesus, we can rise above sin. When we fail to carry our cross but keep our eyes on Christ we will feel the yoke of the cross to be light. Able to pick it up and continue on God’s path.
Let us come to a better realization of how central we have to keep Jesus in our lives. How if we fall Jesus will always pick us up. How as long as we keep God at the center of our hearts, Jesus will not let sin overtake us. Let us focus ourselves more on Jesus today.