“Watch out for the Esau syndrome: trading away God’s lifelong gift in order to satisfy a short-term appetite. You well know how Esau later regretted that impulsive act and wanted God’s blessing—but by then it was too late, tears or no tears.”Hebrews 12:17 MSG
Instead of waiting for God’s best – “we want what we want NOW, hang what happens!” In ourselves or our children, this is deadly… at least where abundant life is concerned.
I’ve been there and done that, especially in my younger years of ambition and making things work out for myself. I’ve seen it play out in my children’s choices. Sometimes the consequences are barely noticeable… sometimes it’s public humiliation.
Repercussions of trading God’s lifelong gift(s) for a short-term satisfaction always brings death of some blessing and the sorry pain of regret.
The good news (because you know there’s Good News)? God won’t waste the experience. I count on it, I pray for it, and I wait for it. He’s the God that brings Beauty from ashes and a Testamony of His Glory from our “poo.” He brings the dead back to life! I’ve seen it happen more than once.
You may have totally lost one particular opportunity …and blessing, but God has more waiting when you’re ready to do things His way. Abundant Life is living in full submission to Jesus. Dying to self allowing Him to repurpose all the trash.
Pray, pray, and pray more! Over yourself over your kids, over the Church. Cover them with God’s Holy Armor, and take a stand against evil. Ask God for the Mind of Christ to consume us and remind us all of His written Promises.
And get ready to see an “Esau” come to LIFE❤️
“Jesus replied, “I tell you, if these [people] keep silent, the stones will cry out [in praise]!” LUKE 19:40 AMP
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