"Truth is the Contraception to Lies". Knowing what is real is what enables us to recognize the fake. Things are not aways as they appear so we must be diligent in seeking Godly counsel when making decisions.
Like I taught last Sunday, God put in human nature the will to do three things 1. To live, 2. Void pain, 3. Experience pleasure. How we go about meeting these basic physical and psychological needs makes all the difference in life. It brings good or devastating consequences. The outcome of every day depends on what thoughts we follow - the ones from my brain, or the mindset of the Spirit - the old me, or new me.
We must be vigilant, because not everything that seems like a good idea actually is. There are ideas that are "wolves in sheep clothing ". The seed of these thoughts come from the faker - the father of lies. It's dangerous to act on our human reasoning because it has limited knowledge and can be home to some deep rooted lies. We can be dysfunctional in our thinking patterns and not even realize it -YET. It's usually in times of making disastrous decisions, that we realize how screwed up our thoughts really are. This is what brings true repentance (a change of mind).
So what's the solution to not staying on a "loser loop" until our minds have been renewed?
There's a lot to be said here, but I'll sum it up very simply- We must be willing to do whatever it takes to stay close to the Shepherd!! If we'll be willing to WAIT on and SUBMIT to leading of the Holy Spirit, we stay safe and remain on track for a wonderful life. He's a good and great shepherd who knows how to deal successfully with our every want and need. Trust him!!!
Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.