When my son was younger and still in elementary school, he confessed to me he had used a very profane word among his friends at recess time. I asked him how it made him feel and he said, “It felt powerful, but then that feeling went away and I felt horrible.” Which is why he felt the need to confess to me.
My young son had felt the pull and deception of the enemy’s temptations and giving in had broken his little spirit. I encouraged him that the horrible feeling afterward was a good thing because he was experiencing the conviction of the Holy Spirit to turn him away from the perverseness and fill his mind and his life with the words of God’s truth.
Lessons from the playground,
Pastor Gerard Deleeuw