Good Wednesday Everyone!
I was inspired to write this post today, after a deep conversation with a dear friend. This friend has to make a very uncomfortable decision and is feeling all of the apprehension and guilt that comes along with making a hard choice. Many times when we are going through something, we can see the writing on the wall which shows us all the warning signs including the escape plan out of the situation but something has a hold on us. This hold prevents us from making rational or even objective decisions in said situation. The plan of escape or instructions become muddied. It eludes us – we miss it – we are torn between two decisions. The first is to go with our gut and what we know is right – The Truth. The second is to go with our “feelings” of not wanting to hurt or cause a ruckus, which leads you to make excuses and rewrite the Truth which is – The Lie!
After listening to the circumstances, I said with all the sincerity and love I could muster… “Walk Don’t Run!” Of course that statement was met with the common – It’s easier said then done response. Oh how I know that feeling! It’s hard when we make promises or commitment in a relationship, no matter what type, then discover we have to sever ties. We get locked in by emotional soul ties that develop during the course of the relationship and find it virtually impossible to break away. Well this feeling of impossibility is a definite LIE and DECEPTION!
Proverbs 6:1-5 shows us how to react when we find ourselves entangled with a stranger, unbeliever, or anyone and we’ve given our word and in some way we should not have done so. God instructs us to humble ourselves (repent) and flee the situation like a gazelle from the hands of a hunter. The scripture speaks about financial entanglement however, we can take this same principle and apply it to all types of relationships that we get bound up in.
We often get in over our heads and we make foolish promises that we cannot keep or wish to keep for that matter. When we realize that we must humble ourselves, acknowledge our error, repent, and gracefully bow out of the situation, then and only then will we be free to move forward.
God through is precious Son Jesus Christ has always given everyone – past, present, & future – a way of escape!
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it (I Corinthians 10:14 KJV).
At the root of every hard decision, is our flesh lurking to take the reins and steer us toward destruction!
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us (I Timothy 1:13&14).
Until Next Time…