SCRIPTURE: If you think you are standing firm you had better be careful that you do not fall. 1 Corinthians 10:12 (GNT)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Being careful is key to standing firm in life.
Sometime ago, there was this vibrant Christian brother on fire who always prayed every 12 midnight. Then he decided to assist a sister who had accommodation challenge to live with him in his apartment pending when she got her own accommodation.
As they began to live together, the first and second nights the lady stayed with him, the midnight prayer voice of the brother was still heard in the neighbourhood as usual. But by the third night, the volume of his voice began to reduce, and later, his voice was no longer heard at midnight again. This was how he lost his spiritual fire. What happened to him? Your guess is as good as mine.
What kind of overconfidence was that? That was a foolish risk.
Similarly, there was a young Christian lady who preached a hot and fireful message of salvation to a former boyfriend of hers. Then the man said to her, “Your message is very interesting. Please come and tell me more about this Gospel of Salvation in the hotel where I am lodged”.
Foolishly, the lady followed him to his hotel room. And at the end, they both ended up in immorality. It turned out that it was the former boyfriend who “preached” to her at the end.
What is my counsel to you? Be careful so you don’t fall. Decide to stand firm with God by being careful. Avoid over-confidence in your walk with God. It is a journey, not a destination, and at every given point, you are still a learner (1 Corinthians 10:12). If you have fallen before, you may fall again if care is not taken. If you were in the mud before, you could enter it again if you are not careful.
Being careful is key to standing firm in life. Please, do not be over-confident, thinking that because you are on fire, no one and nothing can pull you down.
Remember this: Being careful is key to standing firm in life.
- Refuse to be careless in life.
- Make “carefulness” an attribute and virtue of your life.
PRAYER: I thank You, Lord, for Your Word to me today. I receive the grace to be careful in life Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: READINESS FOR ETERNITY IN HEAVEN.
QUOTE: To exist independent of God is the first foolish thing anyone can do in life. To operate without taking counsel from God; to live a life that is independent of God is a foolish lifestyle. It will certainly establish a person in failure.
Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Ecclesiastes 3-5.
AMAZING FACT: A grasshopper can leap 20 times the length of its own body.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Grace for discretion and discipline is released on you in Jesus’ Name.