Lord is saying: I am with you. Keep moving forward and do
not flinch back. I am still in control and you are still heading
towards your destiny that I have promised. My plans for you
are good not evil, to give you a future and a hope. Keep walking
forward. I am with You.
should fear the real threat
instead of the false one
a bit deeper into this concept of how the enemy tries to bait
us, we really do need to take on the teachings on the words
of Jesus. When he said that if you take the higher seat you
shall be demoted to the lower, but if you take the lower seat,
you shall be promoted to the top table, he was giving a good
word of advice. We should be so rooted and ground in God's
promise "All things are yours" 1 Corinthians 3:21,22
that we can afford to be humble.
we break the boundaries of what God has given us, we lose
out. It is essential to have humility in our relationships
with people. Its vital to let people be free. Adam and Eve
were told to rule over the things in the earth and subdue
it, to have dominion over the animals, which included the
serpent: They were never told to rule over other people. But
Eve was tempted "and you shall be....as gods ".
When Adam and Eve took something that didn't belong to them,
they lost so much more. When we try to play God over people's
lives. that relationship starts to suffer.
Jesus said that if someone takes your coat give them your
cloak, he wasn't saying to be weak and wishwashy letting everyone
trample over us. He was putting over a great formula for success.
When we give anything we get something back. People withdraw
when we are pushy and arrogant, acting like we know more than
they do. making them feel inferior. But when we build people
up, seeing the best in that person, loving that one, being
interested, they begin to trust and open up and give of themselves.
Then we can share the good things the Lord wants us to, in
its good to remember the ones who are pushy and arrogant are
the one's usually who need building up most of all. That is
how the enemy tries to work, the same as with Eve, he planted
the doubt. There was something she was lacking? No..... all
is ours in Christ Jesus. We can afford to take the lowest
place so others can be built up. And we will come away richer.