The Tyranny of The Moment
That which rules right now. With no regard for the future or the past. Blinding us to right or wrong and overruling the fear of God, the tyranny of the moment bullies us into doing that which we will hate ourselves for. The tyranny of the moment trivializes our regrets and makes the irrational seem rational, for the moment.
Most of us desire to do only that which will please God. Most of us have an ingrained fear of God which demands that we please God. However the tyranny of the moment even transcends our fear of God, at this moment. As soon as the moment is past the regrets flood in and we tearfully promise God the we will not be tyrannized by the moment again.
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
Do not focus on resisting the devil, you cannot. He is to strong. Focus on submitting to God, it is His presence that will cause the devil to flee. And that is when the tyranny of the moment will lose its power over you.
From Down Where The Pavement Ends