I am a firm believer that you can’t really know where you are going if you don’t have an epic understanding of where you’ve been and where you’ve come from. So, I am starting the Bible over – and this is my #2 post about what I am learning. I am currently in Genesis and studying the fall of man.
You can read post #1 here : Eve #1: Lost Purpose
It’s funny how when your young you think you know what love is. My husband and I will be married nine years this February and there is no comparing the “loves of my youth” to the “love of my life.” I remember when I was eighteen I thought I fell in love. I was sorely mistaken. I allowed myself to be mistreated, and when I had no self-respect left I traded in my innocence for what I thought was his love. He fed me a lie, that no one would ever want me and that I wasn’t good enough…and I believed it. I, like Eve, surrendered something precious and priceless for something that killed a part of me.
The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too. At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves. – Genesis 3:6
I, like Eve, was convinced of a lie. Once I believed the lie, it tainted my vision. The enemy knows if he can cause you to loose your vision that he can then attack your heart. A wounded heart infects the ones you love and will ultimately damage your destiny.
[highlight]Protect your vision:[/highlight] Eve’s vision became tainted and she then began to desire things that had NOTHING to do with her purpose. Keep your eyes on Christ, and stay the course. No matter who you are or what season of life you are in your life should be a mirror of Jesus that reconciles love to the lost. That’s your purpose! Once you are rooted in that truth your vision cannot be obscured by any lie.
[highlight]Guard your heart:[/highlight] Eve consumed the fruit. Don’t ingest the lie! Don’t allow your heart strings to be broken by someone who has no business playing it. Proverbs says…” The heart is the wellspring of life.” and it’s true, if your heart is invaded then it will begin to spill out and corrupt the people you love. Guard that Sucker!!!
[ please read the section below in an intense voice. Thank you! ]
Seriously, don’t let anyone tell you are less than amazing, called my the creator to do EPIC things. You’re flipping awesome…conquer the world for the glory of His name!!!
Intense high five followed by an awkward hug 🙂