Stupid Decision or Satan?

We all know, life is not perfect. You will travel through some rough terrain at times. When you go downhill the walk is smooth you actually feel the breeze flowing.

When you are walking up the hill it gets steep, you are out of breath, instead of a breeze you get sweat, and basically, nothing is feeling good.

You even have to stop and catch your breath not because you are moving at a rapid pace it’s because the hill you are traveling feels like it is sucking the life out of you. Have you ever experienced this after making the wrong decision?

The one thing people love to say is “this ain’t nobody but the devil.” Is it? Is it the devil, or is it you? Could it be you took it upon yourself to do something silly without consulting God in prayer, asking for guidance and His blessings?

Could it be God threw blocks in your way to keep you from experiencing a lousy life-altering change, and you ignored it? It could be a bad financial deal, a relationship gone wrong, perhaps the way you raised your children or maybe the friends you to allowed in your circle?

Don’t be so quick to blame Satan when decisions you made backfired. The Bible say’s “A man’s heart deviseth his way; but the Lord directeth his steps” (Proverbs 16:9). It would be a great time saver if you would pray and consult God first. Some people go through unnecessary pain and can’t seem to understand why. Seek God first!

When you hear His voice don’t ignore it. If you wander off the road to the right or the left, you will hear his voice behind you saying, “Here is the road. Follow it.” (Isaiah 30:21)

Do you understand the will of God? Do not allow the will of man or your flesh to transform you. Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God—what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect. (Romans 12:2)

Allow God to be your light during the dark hours or during your decision-making process. Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path.
(Psalm 119:105)

No matter what your plans are the final outcome is still in God’s hands. Why go through years of sadness, depression, and anger when you can take everything to Him and allow His will for your life. Studying God’s words will guide you in the right direction if you need that nudge to not only connect with God but learn his ways as well.

When you connect with God, there is still a chain of command you have to go through. You must go through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6) What ever problems or decisions you face in life make sure you seek God first. (Matthew 6:33)

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Deanetta P. Thompson is a Christian blogger for women who struggle on a daily basis trying to learn and understand God's Words. She will share with you her tools she uses when studying the Bible. As a brain tumor survivor she knows to well what it is like to struggle.

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