Many years ago, when I was young and stupid, I fell madly in love with a guy that I knew from the beginning was not good for me. I saw all of the red flags, but I went headlong into the relationship which ended in disaster for me. I grieved, I cried, I almost lost my faith, and on and on. Finally one day, I shut up having a fit with God long enough to ask Him how I got myself in this pitiful, miserable situation.
He spoke immediately and clearly, “YOU CHOSE TO BE DECEIVED.”
My friends, this is where we find ourselves today in America. We have chosen to be deceived. It was a long, hard road back to sanity, stability and God. I had wandered down such a road of compromise, I could barely find myself, much less the Lord.
Deception is an interesting sin controlled by demonic power. It comes in under the guise of something good, meaningful, noble, charismatic, wonderful, “too good to be true,” when in fact, “it” is a lie. Red flags are given to us by God if we have the sense to see them. The problem is we sometimes see the error of our way, but we are too prideful to admit we have been sucked into a disgusting wicked vortex on our way to destruction.
It is so easy to be deceived by well-meaning people who have a sneaky way of sucking you in and dragging you down to a place you don’t want to go.
Sometimes, you can live with a liar and deceiver for a long time before you wake up and see you have been “sleeping with the enemy.” I heard a woman pastor say several years ago, “Sometimes your greatest enemy is in your bed.” I was shocked at that statement, but over the years I have discovered it to be true.
We can be deceived by anything—relationships, social causes, politics, religious spirits, organizations, career promises that never come true, and the list is endless.
Seems like at the end of many of my posts I ask a question, SO.
Where are you choosing to be deceived? What will be the cost of this deception?
What lie are you believing? Get honest with yourself and God and ask yourself some hard questions before you suffer some hard consequences.
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