Part 2: Facing My Reflection

This moment in my life reminds me so much of Eve in the garden. Eve was so determined to discover who she was, she was willing to do anything for it. Have you ever felt like you were lacking something? I’m not talking about lacking material or perishable things, I’m referring to the imperishable…you! Who am I? Why was I born? What am I supposed to be doing with my life? Instead of seeking and asking God these questions I would seek for my answers in people especially the serpents….I mean “men” I dated.

            In Genesis chapter 3, the serpent could not wait to approach Eve. She was new to earth and fresh flesh for him to work his magic. He began the conversation and of course Eve responded. Isn’t funny how we as women tend to have Eve’s personality…We always have a response or rebuttal to prove we know something even if we do not have all the information. Anyway, the serpent continues to let Eve talk for the last time in chapter 3 before he intervened in verse 5.

“For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil and blessing and calamity.” Gen 3:5 Amp

            When we are far from God with are free game for the enemy. Most of the time if not all of the time he uses our five senses against us (hearing, seeing, touching, tasting, and smelling) because our sixth sense (The Holy Spirit) is inactive. This is how I ended up in a relationship that caused disruption in my life.  Bae was a great person, but the enemy will use our dysfunction to cause corruption in our life which leads us into sin. The enemy set up the scene real good by saying what I wanted to hear, and of course making Bae attractive in my eyes. Have you fallen into a trap like this or was it just me? I was sold on the temptation just like Eve in verse 6.

 “And when the woman saw that the tree was good (suitable and pleasant) for food and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave some also to her husband, and he ate.” Gen 3:6 Amp

            Eve went against everything she said she was not supposed to do. She disregarded the red flags, and became vulnerable because she thought she was going to gain something she lacked….knowledge about herself. Maybe you have never been tempted to taste the forbidden fruit in a relationship, but maybe you ate something you were not supposed to eat or you took something that did not belong to you. Either way you went against what God, your parents, or your friends told you not to do. I don’t know about you, but I have those friends that will tell me “GIRL DON’T DO IT!” If you don’t let me tell you… GIRL DON’T DO IT, IT NOT WORTH IT!

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