Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth
You know what? We are in a time and a season where there is need for us to have a firm foundation of God’s word, where Christ himself, is the only solid rock that we stand on as any other foundation that is not Christ will surely collapse and sink.
We must learn to discern and interpret everything we hear via the word of God because most of the time, the doctrines, information and teachings that we hear inform and influence our thinking and decision-making due to the fact that they come across as so sound, good and accurate.
There is so much information out there craving for our attention that it can be daunting and scary at times, especially when one takes a step back and considers the force and speed at which the different things we hear are moving at. So much negativity waiting to put a dark cloud over the hearts of those that yield to its pressure. It aims to stress people out and keep them in a helpless, frustrated, lost, anxious, angry and fearful position.
So what should we do in times like this? Well, Jesus tells us of a parable of two men – a wise one and a foolish one – both built but on different foundations. One built his house on the sand, the other on the rock (we know the story, don’t we? ). However, we see what happened to the man that built this house on the sand; when the rain fell, and the floods and torrents came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house, it fell!—and great and complete was its fall. However, the man who built his house on the rock did not have the same experience as his counterpart.
What am I trying to say? It’s quite simple and straight forward – in the midst of uncertainty, when all hell seems to be breaking through, when chaos seems to be erupting, Stand on your most holy faith!! Stand on God’s word.
Even Paul expressed his concern in 2 Corinthians 11:3 where he said: ‘I am afraid, however, that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may be led astray from your simple and pure devotion to Christ.’
Let us therefore, try to keep our minds on Christ and not be moved by what we hear or anything craving for our attention – as earlier mentioned above, whatever we hear informs and influences our thinking, therefore it is imperative that we guard our hearts and whatever gets into it with all diligence for out of it comes the issues of life, Proverbs 4:23.
We have been called to Serve, Thrive and not Yield!!
God bless you.