#Thankful Journey Day 6

Have you been a victim to an April Fools Day trick?

It’s #AprilFoolsDay and I’m thinking of how many times I’ve been fooled by my enemies into believing the lies. Lies I’ve accepted as truth in regards to my life, my identity, my money, my health, my kids, my assets, my future, my dreams, my goals, my business, my purpose, my careers, my family, my marriage, my friends, my church, etc. You get the picture right?

If I were to add up the lies and compare them to the truths I’ve believed over the years, I’d probably be surprised about the results. I can guarantee that I’ve believed the lies more than I have the truths. Why is that? Have you ever thought about that

I can speak on my behalf and what I know is this. It’s easier to believe in what I can see rather than what is unseen. We say we believe in the unseen but do we really? Our actions and our lives tell the truth of what we believe.

Esau thought he believed until he was tested with hunger and sold his birthright for a meal to satisfy him at that moment. He wasn’t willing to delay instant gratification for a greater future gain. Scripture says…

And make sure that there isn’t any immoral or irreverent person like Esau, who sold his birthright in exchange for one meal. For you know that later, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected because he didn’t find any opportunity for repentance, though he sought it with tears.

Hebrews 12:15-17

After the fact, Esau realized he made a stupid decision and wanted another chance to be in alignment for the blessing he was rejected because there were no more chances, even though he was probably really sorry. You know men don’t cry that easy but when they do, you know its serious. Well the men in my life are like that. This scripture alone is an eye opener if you really look at it. It will humble us as to make sure we don’t follow Esau’s example and give up the intangibles for the temporary fixes. You may not get another opportunity, no matter how hard you repent and cry about it.

Now this is a double-edged sword because when someone tricks you or makes you appear stupid they are the ones making a fool of you but when you trick yourself by believing the lie making yourself think that you won’t look stupid then you’ve made a fool of your own self. Wait what?!

Don’t be afraid when the enemy tries to deceive you by tempting you to believe you’d be made the fool if you presume true the promises of God. In reality he’s the one making you the fool because you have more faith in the fact that you will appear silly to others rather than live in the promises. God wants to make good on what He committed to you and He also guarantees that you will not be put to shame if you trust him!

I am so happy and #grateful that I’m not a fool. A fool is someone who doesn’t believe in God. A fool is someone who is lacking in judgement or prudence. I will not be like Esau and fall prey to the enemies foolish tricks but I will place my confident in God and his word.

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