WALK THIS WAY
The thing about deception is that its, well… deceptive. My mom always says, it’s like a wolf in a sheep’s skin. He doesn’t wear a sign on his back or a badge on his chest. He just lures you in and then, GOTCHA!!
“Discernment is not a matter of simply telling the difference between what is right and wrong, rather it is the difference between right and almost right.” I love this saying! All the more reason why our life choices should be based on the truth.
STEP 1 – On a scale of 1 to 10 rate yourself in each area. How much do you tend to depend on any of these factors for guidance when you making life decision:
- FEELINGS – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
- INTELLIGENCE – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
- INSTINCT – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
- PAST EXPERIENCES – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
STEP 2 – Go and read “Exodus 17:5 -7”. There you will read, Moses wouldn’t be able to experience the abundance of the promise land because he relied on his own understanding. There are many times you WORRY about things in your life you have no control over. You based your decision on your feelings, the financial pressure is so heavy that you can’t imagine the water will come from a rock. Then what do you do? You run to the kitchen cupboard or fridge thinking that eating will ease the stress or worry. NO, it wont, it makes it worse!!
Our feelings, emotions and instinct will NEVER be perfect guides, not as long as we live in this world. That is why the enemy knows what bait to use on you because, he will play on your feelings, excite your instincts or bring to mind a past experience. This way he is able to shift your focus away from the truth.
STEP 3 – Carefully consider any area of your life where you are allowing your feelings, gut instincts and previous experience to determine your decisions, and write this down in your Prayer Journal.
Next time, if you need to make a decision whether its for your health, finance or spiritual, listen to the voice behind your ears that says “WALK IN TRUTH”.
Day 10 Mental Health Tip
Start your day with worry end your day with worry, start your day with truth end your day with truth.