Overconfidence In Yourself Can Lead To Disaster!


Sometimes you have an eery feeling that you are walking into a trap, but you just continue on with what you are doing hoping it won’t lead to disaster.

When you feel your conscience telling you something isn’t right, do the following if you are a Christian:

Stop what you are doing

Pray about the situation

Ask the Holy Spirit to show you the truth in the matter

Open your mind, ears, and heart to really hear the truth, instead of trying to justify what you are doing.

This last sentence  reminds me of a particular part in the movie Passion of the Christ.  The Pharisees were trying to get Jesus out of the way because they had a lot of power and were well respected among the Jewish people. But the people were burdened down with a huge amount of laws.

When Jesus started teaching them His truths, it was like a huge burden being lifted off the shoulders of each person who followed Him. Naturally the Jewish hierarchy didn’t appreciate losing their influence among the people, so they plotted to get rid of him permanently.

They had him brought before the court. Because the Romans could not find Him guilty of doing anything to break their laws, they shuffled Him back and forth not wanting to deal with a religious battle that might make the people angry with them.

Jesus finally ended up in the court of Pilate, who detested being at this Jewish post, but didn’t want to rock the boat too much hoping that he could eventually be advanced to a better position. He was in a dilemma as to how to handle the situation. Even though Jesus hadn’t done anything wrong, the people demanded He be crucified like a common criminal.

The night before Pilate was to make his decision, his wife had a dream that Jesus was the real Savior the Jews had been seeking for so many years and that Pilate should not deal with Him harshly. She told her husband about the dream and tried to get him to do the right thing, but he was a politician and knew it might kill his political chances for advancement if he took her advice.

When his wife knew he would not hear the truth, she said these words to him in the movie:

“If you will not hear the truth, you will never know it.”

If you are in the position of the cat in the above picture, you have to make the decision to get rid of your pride and truly hear and obey truth. If not you will continue to walk blindly along the fence right into certain disaster.

From now on when the Holy Spirit pricks your conscience to let you know that something is not right, stop what you are doing and find out immediately what you need to do to change the situation. You will definitely be glad you did!

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This post written by Cathy Deaton.

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About Cathy Deaton


My name is Cathy Deaton, Owner of Fan the Flame Ministries. God has radically changed my life, and He has shown me that I am to share the awesome things I am learning with the Millennial Generation (1981 Р1996), but I love connecting with Christians of all ages.  I have found that the Holy Spirit is an awesome teacher when I listen to, obey, and apply what He teaches to my life. You truly can make a difference for God in an uncertain world.