Maybe there is something or someone better for me. Unfortunately, we like our Mother Eve are many times deceived into believing this lie. All because of this one bite, we experience failed marriages, loss of jobs, and shattered relationships.
Why do we do it? I open my bible to Genesis to look at the first fall, to understand why we as a society are still falling. Interestingly, I notice the first two sentences out of Eve’s mouth are speaking and responding to Satan. Furthermore, she speaks a whooping 11 words telling of what God WOULD allow her to eat, compare to 31 words, of what God WOULDN’T let her eat.
Do we likewise give Satan too much attention? Do we tend to focus and talk about the negative or positive things in our lives? It is a given, Satan is going to whisper, “There’s something better than this, God’s 'holding out' on you,” during our lifetime?
We can choose to listen, respond, and take our questions, concerns, and anxieties to God. The Bible says in 1 Peter 5:7-8,
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.”
I do not know about you, but honey I have been devoured, I have bit into that lie, heck I ate the whole thing! Loved ones, listen we do NOT have to make that mistake as believers. We can learn to recognize the voice that is speaking. Is it all about us? Does it go against what the Bible teaches?
We MUST listen to the voice of truth (GOD), we need to keep our sword sharp ladies by praying, reading and praising him.
Like Eve, before crunching on that bite of temptation, we can walk and talk with God. He inhabits us. He’s above, below, behind, and in front of us-- Hallelujah! The day you asked Jesus to be your Savior and to forgive you of your sins, was the day you said “I CHOOSE THE BEST LIFE!” A life dedicated to Jesus Christ and to glorifying his name. Satan thought he won that day in the garden BUT God CONQUERED him at Calvary’s cross!