Thursday, January 14, 2016

God Thinking XCVII - Crossroads 7

"The seed of compromise. This is such an important subject. It is not the only negative seed planted by our enemy and others, but it sure has a lot to do with who we become in the future. Whatever your today looks like, try to remember that twenty years from now the things that you compromised on might not turn out so well. It takes long-term thinking to understand the devastating results of living a life of compromise.

The seed of compromise makes it difficult to decide what to do when you are faced with a crossroad in your life. 

When you are at a crossroad, and a decision is to be made, the truth is:
you are not left alone to fight this inner war
and the enemy isn’t holding you hostage.
But, because you have compromised before and survived it you have a false sense of security that you can compromise again and/or continue to compromise in your life, your decisions - your convictions, and all will turn out well.

Your enemy has planted many seeds over the years.  It’s not just the seed of compromise that affects your decisions when you are at the crossroad. 

How about:
The seed of complacency
The seed of unbelief
The seed of “all paths lead to God”
The seed of denial
The seed of “wait til tomorrow”
The seed of “anything in moderation is OK”
The seed of “I can’t stop”
The seed of “it’s too late anyway”
The seed of indifference
The seed of doubt
The seed of un-forgiveness

One way your enemy wins converts is to convince them that since a seed was planted it must be from God, and that is so far from the truth.   The wheat and the tares grow up together and they look very similar, but they are not the same and their end is also very different.
     Excerpt from God Thinking XCVII - Crossroads - by Keith C. Powell                                                       Copyright 2015

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