Today’s exhortation – take heed!
I recently failed spectacularly at something I had done easily for so long that it shattered my self confidence and so I prayed and asked The Lord why. He said to me, “son the reason for your failure is self confidence! You have forgotten that the whole reason why it was easy for you to do in the first place was because I was the One doing it through you. I let you fail because you had become proud and I did it because I love you.” It’s true! I had stopped depending on God and yet the first time I had to do it, I prayed earnestly for His help and He helped me. The next time I had to do it, I prayed again and I was able to do it with no problems. However the more I got competent at doing it, the less I prayed for His help. After a while, I stopped praying for help totally until my spectacular failure.
I learnt that not every bad thing that happens to us is down to the devil. Sometimes we are our own downfall. The bible says, Pride precedes a disaster, and an arrogant attitude precedes a fall. (Proverbs 16:18) and again, let he who thinks he stands take heed lest he falls! (1 Corinthians 10:12). Please learn from my painful experience and let it be a warning to you. Indeed, it’s not by might nor by power but by My Spirit says The Lord” Amen