What do you do when a stranger knocks at your door? You have a number of options, you can allow him in or speak to him outside the door or just send him back. It really depends on who the stranger is. The stranger is a thief who wants to overpower you and try to take something from you. If it is a stranger who tries to overpower to get you to do something which you do not want to do, then something needs to be done urgently. There is however a familiar stranger in our lives whom we seem to entertain quite often. He brings us nothing but trouble and regrets, but we just can’t seem to get enough of him. He is a stranger because we really for no business interacting with him or being friendly to him. He is, however, familiar because he always comes around and we can’t seem to totally get rid of him. He comes to the door, knocks and lures us with beautiful words into doing something we are not to do. We allow him to comfortably take a seat in our homes (lives) and order us around. By the time he is done he would have stolen our peace, joy and comfort, leaving us with nothing but consequences we can hardly bear. But then he comes the next day and we still open the door and allow him in.We know we have to master him and not allow him into our home, but we are just not able to do that. This stranger is sin and we are not the only ones struggling with to get rid of him. Apparently at the beginning of time people struggled with him as well. Cain had sin crouching at his door eager to control him and though he knew he had to master it, he couldn’t (Genesis 4:7). All through the old testament, we see how people struggle to master sin and overcome it.And while it’s still a struggle, we don’t have an excuse now because we have help. We can call for help and assistance to overpower this familiar stranger just like you would call 911 when a thief is trying to break into your house and overpower you. The HolySpirit is our help. The familiar stranger is likely to keep knocking on our door but the HolySpirit will always help us overcome him if we call on Him and obey His promptings. We can be sure that we don’t have to lose any more because we have power through the HolySpirit. Remember that He who lives in us is greater than he who lives in the world (1 John 4:4). You don’t have to keep struggling alone. You should no longer allow sin to control you because you can master it by the power of HolySpirit. I believe this is what the Lord desires and the reason why He granted us this power. We have victory now. Hallelujah.