One night as I watched a moth, fixated by the light from a tiki torch, continue to fly into the flame until it finally burned the life out of itself, it reminded me that I have been much like that moth. For much of my life, I allowed this world to captivate me and work it’s slow burn of destruction in my soul. I allowed advertising and entertainment to lure me into the fire of dissatisfaction, disappointment, and self-destructive addictions. Unfortunately, my soul had to get badly burned—before I was ready to return to God. 

When we live captivated by the promises of the world, we can’t EVER get enough—and just like that suicidal moth—eventually, we crash and burn.

But God loves us so much! When I cried out to Him, He pulled me back into His arms and—I don’t ever want to leave. God’s presence is sweeter than sin. But to stay close, we need to be wise to the ways of our enemies—the flesh, the devil and the world which often masquerade as God’s goodness. Darkness lurks waiting for the opportunity to find our weakness, to claw at our scars, to accuse us, and lure us back to the false promises.

In order to recognize false promises—we need to be well-grounded in truth.

We must be able to step back from what captivates us and hold it up next to the reality of God’s Word. For example, if we tend to be consumed by attaining unrealistic physical perfection because we’ve seen the airbrushed models in Victoria’s Secret or the ripped guys in Men’s Fitness, we need to strengthen our true identity that we are “created in God’s image,” and “for His glory.” God created this world and the things we enjoy—just like the tiki torch—however, they become destructive when we pursue them more passionately than God. 

A passionate desire for God Is a pursuit that will NEVER destroy us!

God’s presence gives us balance and peace. He reveals our pure and unique beauty that never fades. God’s promises are not based on inflated facts or false expectations. The Bible promises: “All that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.” (1 John 2:16-17‬) 

When we seek God first, He satisfies our eternal desires. (Matthew 6:33)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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