By Greg Sanders
Exodus 16: 2 The whole congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3 The sons of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of [a]meat, when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”
What do you do when your attraction pulls you away from your divine destination? There will come attractions to us all that have only one purpose. The purpose is to drag you away from God’s plan for your life. I call these fatal attractions.
The children of Israel were in the middle of no-where and they began to dream of how good things used to be. The truth of the matter was that things were not that good in the past. The pressure of their current circumstance simply tainted their memories. The enemy of your life will always try to attract you back to the things that were once destroying you by luring you back with inaccurate images.
The enemy always attracts us with fantasies. However, he can never deliver the reality of what he promises. Today I want to focus on how you can see through the fatal attractions the enemy throws your way.
1.Fatal attractions glamorize things outside the will of God
Fatal attractions always over promise and under deliver. The Bible says that sin does have pleasure for a season. However, that season always passes quickly. The devastation from that season usually last much longer. Sin is never as good as it looks.
2.Fatal attractions always minimize the consequences.
A huge element left out of consideration in the children of Israel’s discussion is the bondage from which God had set them free. They remembered the supply of food but forgot the bonds of slavery. Your enemy will always cause you to suffer from selective vision. He will show you the product but never the price tag.
3.Fatal attractions always forget the promises of God.
The final thing not discussed as the children of Israel contemplated going back to Egypt was the surety of God’s promise. One way of fighting fatal attractions is to remember that God’s promise for you is greater then the distractions around you or the past behind you. The moment you start wavering or start doubting God’s great plan for your life you become susceptible to all types of fatal attractions.
Today’s Challenge: Don’t let the allure of fatal attractions lead you away from the sure promises of God. Keep you eyes fixed on Jesus. Keep your heart focused on the one who never disappoints.