Learning to pause before our actions is hard to do in some instances, but it is possible.
Pausing allows us to think before we make a decision, before we act. Time to think about being obedient to God.
Getting into something in secret, and of the flesh is a red flag within itself and has everything that says, do not do it. Not to mention, the consequences of the flesh is guaranteed and costly. Practicing to obey God and leaving the consequences to Him; is hard, but far more rewarding.
Ecclesiastes 12:14 (KJV) – for God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Romans 6:23 (KJV) – for the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) – but without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
James 1:19-20 (KJV) – wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.