i want to talk about a common misconception about God
one thing we oftentimes don't understand is that following God is not just limits, rules, regulations, and statutes
there is also much liberty
its not just "live inside these lines and be bored" its really like "these lines are your protection, now live life in My freedom, safety, and abundance"
let me give an example of God's liberty.. have you ever been in a situation where people don't believe in you, or they can't help you? like you are just stuck in a situation and can't get out.. you have no support or help or anything?
through God we have liberty because we can go to God for answers and/or help and/or wisdom and/or a miracle, or whatever
that is liberty, to know that no matter what- you are not "stuck" or "on your own" because you can always get on your knees and pray.. it is liberty to know you don't have to be stuck in heartbreak or stuck in poverty or whatever your issue is!
now let me give an example of the bondage of people who are not living under the Lord
have you ever heard a person say these words: "i want to stop but i can't" or "i hate being this way"
that is bondage.. you have people who want to stop drinking, or they want to stop banging women at clubs because they realize all the problems their lifestyle is causing
i remember once i met a guy who was banging madd women and i was like "wow man how can i be like you!" and he was like "you don't wanna be like me" and somehow i knew what he meant.. it is a bondage, and the enemy will use that bondage to bring problems in your life
for example i remember he got caught cheating on his g/f so she kicked him out then she cut his phone off.. so he went to another girl's house and banged her but then he said he had sex with her while he was drunk and looked down and the condom wasn't on
i never got to hear the aftermath of that.. but either way, there you can see how his bondage changes the very trajectory of his life.. i remember one day he told me he regrets each and every tattoo he got.. and so that's the thing.. if u follow God and look back in 10 yrs u will likely not regret it.. if you live in a sinful cycle just doing whatever u feel like doing for 10yrs and look back- chances are you will regret it
the liberty we find in God is freedom from that cyclical trajectory that you see so many people in.. like when you go to work and you see women who spent 7yrs with a guy they never married and it ends and they don't even have kids and they look up and realize the whole relationship was out of God's will and a completely fruitless endeavor and a waste of youth
being in God's will will save you from broken hearts and wasted time.. it'll even save you from wasted resources
i am not saying i am perfect i am just pointing out things i've been learning and seeing
one weird thing i've realized over time is that God didn't ask much of adam and eve.. He just said do what you do but don't eat of the tree of knowledge
i think that is how things are for most of us as well.. a lot of us have one sin that we mainly need to stay away from.. if we can stay away from that one thing then a lot of us would be considered to be in right-standing (or almost in right-standing) with God..
we shouldn't let our one strong desire to sin throw us off the right path
don't let that ONE thing take you out of God's will!
you would be better off to just wait on the Lord!
i am not preaching, i am just speaking some stuff i was thinking about this morning!
remember in God's will its not just rules and regulations its also SAFETY AND LIBERTY!!!! don't be short-sighted, see the whole equation !!!!