We get really excited when it looks like God has just sent us a BLESSING from heaven!
In fact, sometimes we get SO excited that we forget to check if it really IS Him and HIS will for us. Instead, we just run and indulge.
Is anyone ELSE guilty of this? I’ll raise my hand first! 🙂
Just because something seems GOOD…doesn’t necessarily mean it’s GOD.
Bait And Switch
Actually, the enemy will bait GREAT looking traps. Because the “fake and the dangerous” will always imitate the “real and legit”.
It’s WHY we take the bait.
• The significant other (we think we’ve been praying for) FINALLY arrives and looks TOO good to be true…because it is!
• We’re offered the business opportunity of a LIFETIME! All we have to do is invest ALL our money, LEAVE the position that God put us in and be a little “slick” with the tongue to get the sales.
• And SO on!
This prophet (1 Kings 13) followed someone who lied, and then he knowingly did what he KNEW God was telling him NOT to do. It cost him his life!
When WE follow God, it doesn’t mean our lives will be all rainbows and unicorns.
But it MIGHT mean that He’s leading us a certain way because He KNOWS the other way holds death!
We just need to TRUST Him, FOLLOW Him and know that He knows so much MORE than we do.
All that glitters is NOT gold!