Did you ever wonder what Adam was doing while Eve was being tempted? He wasn't out tending the fields or swimming in the river, he was right beside her. In Genesis 3:6b it states " She gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it." He was there the whole time, watching and listening, and he never stepped in to be the voice of reason. Why did he passively watch his helpmate fall into the trap of sin? And why was he so easily persuaded to eat the fruit? All it took was a "Here you go" and he succumbed.
Gender biases not withstanding, I think I am a little more like Adam at times. How many times have I passively watched someone run headlong into sin and lacked the courage to say anything. How many times have I been so easily influenced by those around me to do something that I either knew was wrong or didn't think was the will of God in my life at that time? I would like to say that at this point in my life I am way past peer pressure, but I am not. I am not as week as I used to be, but my nagging self-doubt still creeps in and causes me to sin.
The good thing is, I am learning to rely on God in all situations and pray BEFORE I act. How many times has my impulsive nature gotten the better of me? How many times has malleable, compliant me not stood up when it should have? I want to be the person God has created me to be which means overcoming my fears and boldly speaking out in faith.
I am a Christian, a wife, a mom, and a part-time basket case who wants to be a full time writer.