I know it’s weird, but I really don’t like cheese. I mean, it’s ok on pizza and macaroni and cheese is pretty good, but I definitely don’t want it messing up the taste of a good burger or a fried egg.
One of my favorite breakfasts for my commute is a McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin WITHOUT CHEESE. I am confident that I always order it correctly, but sometimes the WITHOUT CHEESE part gets missed somehow – whether by the person who takes my order or the person who prepares it. I’ve even had one with the “special” sticker on the wrapper and it still had cheese.
Of course, I typically have the opportunity to double-check the screen to ensure the order-taker got it before I move on to pay. But, despite many bad experiences, I often fail to do that. So when I end up with something I didn’t want (not finding it until I’m already back on the road), whose fault is that? Mine.
The same thing happens when I ignore the Holy Spirit’s prompting as I head toward a wrong choice or continue with a bad thought. And I can guarantee that when I make a choice that is different than His guidance, I will always get something I didn’t want.
A common saying is – “Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay and cost you more than you want to pay.” How true.
Galatians 5:25 (NLT) Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.
Thank you, Father, that you have the best in mind for us and that we can trust the Holy Spirit’s leading. Give us the desire to discern His still, small voice above the noise of our flesh and the messages of the world. Amen.