When we choose to control our own destiny, rather than let God govern our lives we open ourselves up to disappointment. God has a plan and purpose for each and every one of us. For I know the plans I have for you ” declares the lord ” plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11. We were not just put on this earth for no reason. We have work to do on earth for the kingdom. There is a calling on all of our lives, each life has reason and meaning we should use our gifts and talents for God building up the kingdom.
The devil is already aware of the purpose God has for our lives, he will seek to convince us to go our own way, to make bad choices which leads to negative consequences that effect the rest of our lives. There is a way that seems right to a man but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 16:25. If satan cannot convince us he will use other people to steer us in the direction opposite to God’s. Joseph had a dream given to him by God, satan used his brothers jealousy to stop the plan. This didn’t stop God’s plan, Joseph was blessed in every situation, God used him to save his people from the famine. He encountered many terrible things along the way he was sold into slavery, thrown into jail but because he was innocent God continued to bless him, they devil delayed him but could not prevent him from fulfilling his destiny. How can I curse those whom God has not cursed? How can I denounce those whom the Lord has not denounced? Numbers 23:8. In contrast to this the Israelites a rebellious and stubborn nation, were prolonged from entering the promised land for 40years they were left in the wilderness.
The devil is more than aware of the good and perfect things waiting for us if we are obedient, he persuaded Eve to do her own thing rather than listen to God’s instructions. He will attempt to do the same thing to you, mixing the lies with the truth is the same tactic he has used from the beginning of time.
The devil will attempt to persuade you that you are in control of your life and you have free will. Whilst we are granted free will to make our own decisions. We are either controlled subconsciously by God or the devil. There are no in-betweens you are either for God or against him. The Lord does not accept Christians siting on the fence. If you choose to walk in your own direction whether consciously or unconsciously you have chosen the devils side. You need to make a choice otherwise he will choose for you. I know your deeds that you are neither cold I wish you were either one or the other Revelation 3:15. So because you are lukewarm neither hot or cold – I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3:16.
This is extremely dangerous territory for people to be in, the devil has no loyalty. His sole aim is to get you to join him in eternal damnation with the rest of his fallen angels. The further you go down the path into evil , the harder it is to get out of that trap. The armour you once had has been stripped and you are left defenceless to the attacks of the enemy.
Narrow road versus the broad road, So many of us choose death, then have to deal with the tragic consequences, the devil doesn’t warn us how hot it will get once in his trap. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy, I have come that they may have life,and have it to the full john 10:10. If only we could gain insight into how big an impact every wrong move we made would scar our lives. We would we keep on heading in the opposite direction. We often say I didn’t know why didn’t somebody warn me. The truth is, we often receive many warning but refuse to take heed, the lusts of this world have blinded us. The holy spirit will warn us if we make enough excuses and ignore the noises eventually they become silent. We then are left with our own desires.
Let The Lord lead your path people, all that’s glitters is certainly not Gold. we must learn to listen to wisdom, when God forbids certain things it is to protect us, not stop our fun. Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction , and many enter through it Matthew 7:13. God will always come to our rescue, we have to come back and repent. Take your walk with God seriously choose to be obedient to him. This is the only way we can be safe and secure in his arms. God is merciful and will show us grace, remember Grace should not be used as an excuse to sin. We should be extremely careful not to grieve the holy spirit. If we do what The Lord requires of us, there are blessing in store for us, The Lord will not withhold good things from those who love him. If you fully obey The Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, The Lord your God will set you on high above all the nations on earth Deuteronomy 28:1. There is no other way to live except to trust in The Lord, he created us and knows what is best for us.
Posted by Hiswillhisway on 16th May 2013 at 16:17