Proverbs 16. 25 “There is a way which seems right to a man, but it ends is the way of death.”
Oh how often we tend to seek to accomplish something on our own – only to struggle. You do not have to read much of the Old Testament to discover that this was the way of God’s chosen people – the Israelites. When things were going fine, they strayed from seeking God and His providence – then they would falter and struggle and fall. Things are not as they often seem. The above Proverb warns that we can be deceived into believing we are going the right way – doing the right things – yet opposed to God’s will. That is why we MUST seek the leading of The Holy Spirit – He calms us and opens us to God’s will. Hear again the words from Matthew 7. 13-14:
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
Do not assume that every opportunity is from God. Satan is alive and actively working around us and he will disguise himself as godly – seeking to mislead us – to confound us – and lead us astray from the leading of God’s Holy Spirit. John’s Gospel tells us that “when He the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth…” If we choose not to seek guidance from The Spirit, we are traveling a perilous path that will lead to our destruction – death. My brothers and sisters, take time to seek direction and instruction from The Holy Spirit when you face a decision. The Holy Spirit of God WILL lead you – guide you – instruct you in understanding what is true. The Lord desires for you to experience a truly abundant life. Trust The Lord – always.