Child of the world, when faced with a decision or a temptation. there are always two options – to follow the way of the Lord (the right narrow way) or the way of the world (the broad way that leads to destruction).
Which will you choose when you feel you are trapped? It is probably easier to “sit on the fence” and “let sleeping dogs lie”(meaning don’t decide) and let events take its course or overtake you and say it is the way of the Lord?
You know the verse that says
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. I Corinthians 10:13
The decision you are faced with is common to others – whether it is a life or death decision or just a temptation put in your path by the enemy to help or entice you to walk out of the will of God.
The Lord has faithfully and mercifully provided a way for you to get out of harm’s way and from the enemy’s trap. The Lord’s salvation is for you because He loves you and will not have you stressed beyond what you can bear. Is that not the way of our loving heavenly Father? Will you hear the prompting of the Holy Spirit through His Word, through His servants, through His speaking to your heart? Listen, He does not want you to fall into the trap of the world or the enemy. It is not in your best interest.
Do not listen to the enemy and the enticements of the world. Will you turn from your wicked ways and follow the path of life everlasting? You have to decide and not let things roll by because there is accountability for the decision you make. To decide not to decide, has its consequences too. Choose the right and not the wrong.
Some people blame God for their wrong choices when they suffer the consequences. Sadly, it is true – YOU reap what YOU sow.
No blaming on others.
No blaming God.
Child of the world – walk out of that ambivalent state for the Lord says “Flee youthful lusts“, “Resist the devil and he will flee from you“. You have to be proactive and not be a sitting duck, allowing the devil to take pot-shots at you or make you his pawn.
Remove yourself “Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful”. Psealm 1:1 Get out of the way of the ungodly, the sinners or the scornful, the agents of your soul’s enemy.
Be wise and walk circumspectly “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16making the most of your time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15
4And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.5But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.6But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.…James 1:5,6
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you will find, knock and it shall be open to you. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so and live so, having the peace and joy of the Lord that comes with obedience.
He gives beauty for ashes
You must decide
with every decision every day
and purpose every day
to live for Jesus.