1 Corinthians 6:12 “All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”
“There are certain weights that an athlete chooses to lay aside. They are not bad for other people, but they are bad for the athlete.
In the spiritual realm, it is the same for Christians. Paul tells us, “All things are not expedient.” The word “expedient” is similar to the word “expedition.” You see, Christians are going somewhere. If something doesn’t speed us along the way, then it is excess baggage we need to get rid of it.
Ask God, “Do I own any legitimate, lawful things that can be put to better use and are keeping me from running the best race for You? If so, show me, that I may live a life that is completely surrendered to the cause of Christ.” It might be a boat, a condo, a ring, an oil painting, or ran antique collection. These things are not inherently bad. Maybe He wants you to sell whatever it is or maybe not. Just talk to Him about it.”
Excerpt taken from “DAYBREAK Practicing the Presence of God by Adrian Rogers