Glitters Don’t Always Equal Gold

All that glitters... 
You know the rest.

Today’s Scripture: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-6

Yes, we are taking it back to the genesis.
Remember how we all pointed fingers at Eve? Made jokes about how she could have obeyed God so we all did not have to buy so many clothes? Well, ask yourself, “Did Eve really do anything wrong?”
The above Bible verses in chapter two tell us how God had instructed Adam not to eat of a particular tree – the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Apart from that tree, every other fruit on every other tree was free to eat!

Imagine you could own every single thing in every single shop in and around the world, except a particular store in the middle of your city. You may think, well that would not be hard. I believe that is what Adam and Eve thought too before the shrewd guy came along. The serpent came and told Eve in chapter three to denounce all that God had said. (Did I hear you say, “Such guts!” I think so too).
By and by, Eve fell for it and soon, both she and Adam had eaten of the tree. Now before you point fingers and blame Mrs Eve, is this not what you do sometimes?

In verse 6, it says, “The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious…”. sometimes, we want something so bad but God puts a sign before us reading, “I know that looks good, but it is not my will”, but we are so attracted by what we see and we are convinced by other people’s reviews, so much so that in the end, we just “go for it anyway”. I really understand what a fix Eve was in, but at this point in our lives, it is where we separate the glitter from the gold.

God knows that the current relationship you are in is not His will for you. Deep down in your heart, you know she is not the woman for you, but you are convinced by other people’s reviews of she’s beautiful, she knows what she’s doing, he has a vision etc., and you are attracted by the beauty and charisma. Make it stop. That it is good does not mean it is God’s will for you. Allow yourself to be led by Him in the place of prayer, by His Word and by sensitivity to His Holy Spirit.

Prayer Point: Father, I choose your will over mine. I do not want to be fooled by carbon copies of your original vision for my life, or be fooled by the glitters which pose as the gold you have in store for me. Help me to be led by you and only you in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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