I had no idea where I was going in the dream or where the path led, but I was just happily walking down the path enjoying the beauty of the trail.
I woke up and was wishing that I could find that trail.
I googled an image called fall and this picture came up. I was so happy. So maybe I didn’t get to walk the actual trail, but hey, I can pretend right.
Proverbs 7 again has some pretty strong wording against falling prey to the trap of the “forbidden woman.” This is a path that may look good at times it Proverbs 7:23 says it can even cost us our life.
The enemy so wants us to go down paths that will lead to shame and regret. He comes to steal kill and destroy so of course that would make him happy.
Also, we cannot blame Satan for everything. We can claim our sin and our flesh and how sometimes we follow after the shiny thing that seems to represent life instead of the REAL thing that is the path of Life God has for us.
For me it can be trying to figure things out on my own. Pretending I have to be independent and in control– when truthfully I just need to follow Jesus in obedience, walking down His path, enjoying the beauty of the trail. Even when the hike gets tiring at times. Or I take the wrong path ( I may or may not be known to get lost while hiking in real life. I may or may not have gotten a whole group of people who followed me lost once , or twice)
There are strong warnings in Proverbs 7. Although they are about not following after an adulteress woman, I am going to think about what that represents for me? I don’t want to follow the easy path because it seems to make sense. I don’t want to follow after man’s approval, accolades, or be performance driven. That is my shiny object that I can follow before I realize the path I have gone down.
I start to look for my worth in my work for God instead of my worship of God.
I can think I know the path.
Proverbs 7:2 tells me how to really REALLY live..
Keep my commandments and LIVE.