On this road called life, we travel a lot of times with blinders on. Some of us travel thinking that we have it all together. God is with us but there are times when we leave Him on the road and travel a different path than that one He has placed us on.
There are believers who have walked with the Lord, talked with the Lord, shouted praise to the Lord, worshipped the Lord but something happened – a breakup, an injury, a loss, a financial burden, a wayward child, a cheating spouse, a lost home, etc.
That spiritual believer, that child of God who “loves the Lord, He heard my cry and pitied every groan and I’ll never turn back” believer has stepped off the path. Sometimes they look at the grass on the other side of the pasture. They see unbelievers prospering. They see unbelievers in relationships. They see unbeliever’s children and think that all is well. They see the outside from the outside.
The problem is that when they see what others are doing, they then try to emulate them. This is when the real trouble comes because in the beginning, everything looks as though it’s going well. For example a couple breaks up and the believing partner thinks it’s a good idea to jump back in the saddle and start dating again. Only this time, the believer gets into a relationship turning their back on God and His principles. The believer gets off the path because they have been hurt in the previous relationship and strikes out to make up for lost time.
The end result is what the Word says, “There is a way that seems right to a man but the end thereof are the ways of death.” The enemy will send counterfeits to the believer – smiling in our faces but ready to laugh at us when destruction comes – and it will come.
The thing is that we as believers know the Truth. We have walked with the Truth. We have prayed in the Truth. We have loved the Truth. So when we choose to go a different way and we know the Truth, how will we ever walk contrary to His Will willingly? He is still speaking to us but we stomp out His Voice because we want what the wicked have.
Walking with blinders on! The Light is still shining but we don’t want to look at the Light because it will show us the darkness that we are walking in, the decisions that we have made, the road that we are on.
I’m speaking to lovers of God. I’m speaking to backslidden believers. I’m speaking to believers that are on the verge of that decision to stray from the path of righteousness. Stop! Pray! Listen to God. It’s not too late. Your flesh is warring with your spirit. Your flesh is shouting at your spirit. Your flesh is overruling your spirit. But God is still speaking, “Turn, now – for the day that you hear My Voice, harden not your heart.”
Don’t continue to walk this path denying that this Word is for you because Truth hits all of His people. God’s sheep know His Voice. I don’t have to tell you what you need to do next, believer, you already know.
I thank God for your path. The path that God has put you back on is filled with Light. Welcome back my sister! Welcome back my brother! I love you enough to tell you!