I’ve had something resting on my heart for many years now and have been asking the Lord about it because it has bothered me so much. I see certain things being passed around various social media platforms that have an appearance of wisdom but if you look a little closer at them, it’s not wisdom at all, well, not the wisdom that God has called us to walk in as followers of Jesus anyway. It’s a wisdom that comes from the earth and is earthly, (the bible says it’s even demonic) but it’s far from the wisdom that comes from above. It’s a delusion that can quickly rob us of the blessings of the Lord.
This is just a small example but my hope is that it conveys the message correctly and releases those who are hoping in the Lord, from any and all bondage. God loves you.
The problem with earthy or worldly wisdom is that it carries great bondage with it when accepted as truth in the heart. It promotes internal doubt about the leading of the Spirit in our lives and can even cause us to question biblical wisdom, opening a door for deception in whatever area the lie is connected with. Deception is nothing more than believing something that isn’t true, and rather than it being something innocent and non-harmful to us, it becomes destructive and an unproductive place in our heart. Believing something that’s directly opposed to biblical truth can also attract severe warfare to us as believers because in essence, we’re believing a lie when we receive this wisdom as the truth, and we all know who the father of all lies is.
I’m only going to use one example in this particular article because it’s the very thing that has been troubling me for years and that is the lie that if your not happy or complete being single, you won’t be happy or complete being married either. This is an unbiblical lie that is nothing more than a worldly concept to promote self reliance and an unhealthy type of independence. For one thing, God Himself has ordained the union of a man and a woman and declared that it’s not good for man to be alone. From the very beginning, the Father gave a mandate to the man and woman to go and multiply on the earth and to take dominion over it. He called them as a couple, as a unit; and without one another they would not be complete or affective in this assignment. God called a man to be the head (leader and guide) of his wife, who was also his gift from the Father, and that the wife’s desire or need would be for her husband. These are both wonderful and good things when the right motive is applied and they’re both servants of God. It’s the order of the creator and His divine plan for man (men and women) to take dominion over the earth, together, which also signifies the love and labor relationship between Christ and His church.
Where in the bible does it say that if you’re not happy being single then you won’t be happy being married? Jesus Himself said that when we pray and receive from him, it brings us full joy. As a waiting woman, I’m content and fulfilled with my relationship with Jesus, yet as a woman who’s been praying for years, over a decade and a half actually, for the right man to walk with me and be my companion in the flesh, let me just tell you that when this desire is fulfilled and I’ve received this blessing into my life, it will be a tree of life for me, not just because I need him in my life, but because of all the prayers I’ve prayed and the love I have that’s reserved, and ready to be poured out into the heart of my helpmate will finally be able to be released without reservation. (John 16:23-24) I will be overjoyed and full of life because what’s been spoken into my ear by the Spirit has now been brought into my life.
The very idea that we wouldn’t be enriched, blessed and better off by the addition of someone in our lives is nothing more than satan’s desire to get us once again to move off of the plan of God and onto his plan, independence, separation, division and fear of believing God for the good things that are based upon His unfailing word. If he can convince someone that what they desire is evil, when in fact the desire is biblical, then he can promote condemnation, shame, doubt and guilt in our hearts for praying and standing in faith over a biblical covenant that is created to be a blessing and not a curse in our lives. While I realize that our love for God and our worship of Him needs to be our number one priority, it certainly isn’t meant to take the place of the other beautiful aspects of this life that God has given us to enjoy, unless the Holy Spirit enables and calls us to it. If that were the case then desiring a child would be wrong, or desiring a job, or desiring finances to be a blessing to others, or any desire for that matter would be a source of condemnation to us before God. We need to lay aside all of the worlds wisdom and take into our hearts again, the wisdom that comes from God. I know I’m going to be very careful of what I allow to become an inner truth because I want all that the Father has for me, in my relationship with Him, in this life and in my relationship with others.
There is heavenly wisdom that comes by the Holy Spirit through His servants that isn’t going to be word for word found within the pages of scripture but it will never contradict or replace the wisdom that is found within the pages of the greatest story ever told. God is love and He is a promoter of Godly love, not a condemner of it. I am casting aside the lie that I won’t be enriched, strengthened, blessed and able to grow in grace by the entrance into my life of someone I’ve loved since the day I began to pray for him as the Spirit of God has led me to. I do need him, I need him daily and can’t wait to finally say, there you are and continuously Praise God for him, because I know that through this man and our mutual love for one another, that my Jesus will shine His light in an even greater way into my life and into his and I’ll have real arms to hold me when I’m weak, and to pray for me and he will definitely have my heart, my devotion (he already has my prayers) and the very best thing that I have to give someone, the outflow of Jesus from my heart to his. I’m excited for the day when my joy is made full and my Father is glorified because I’ve received into my life and expression of His love for me. Take heed to what you hear…Believe Gods Word as truth, not religious, powerless cliche’s passed around as the wisdom of God.
May God richly bless you as you believe His Word…