It’s nothing new.
It was one of those ah-ha moments, as I listened to the Bible teacher share the story of The Fall, found in Genesis Chapter 3.
And as she relayed the events of deception and disobedience, it struck me personally.
Like Eve, I can believe that in following the Lord’s leading in my life, that I may miss out. That He, God will withhold something from me.
My tree in the middle of the garden? Provision.
Provision of needs, provision of strength, provision of love, provision of grace……..
I have been struggling with this especially of late. With little peace obtained, I knew my personal battle was not yet over and I waited patiently for this very moment.
The moment of revealed Truth that would calm my doubts, my fears and my strife.
You see, my life today is so very different than what I had planned out. I had a plan, a direction and since I have been trying to follow the Lord’s leading in my life, it couldn’t look any more different.
Many times, I’ve wanted to eat the apple; take things back into my own hands, my own ways, my own will.
It seems that the deeper I follow His will for me; the more tempted I am to pluck of the fruit.
Thankful for this moment. Thankful that the serpent of deception lost, yet again. Immersed in the Word, and in the company of others encouraging the Faith, my battle at this time is over.
Once again, I chose to say, ‘Yes,’ to God’s will in my life and the life of my family, believing that He will provide all that we need.
‘Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:39-42