Dangerous Ground

13 May

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act I, Scene 3, Polonius gives some last advise to his son, Laertes.  “This above all: to thine own self be true.”  Seems like a good, solid piece of advice and something we all should live by … RIGHT?

Actually, it can be dangerous ground for those who follow Christ.  We are called to deny ourselves, take up our crosses, and follow Christ.  So, how could we follow our own hearts, our own wills, and ignore the calling God has placed on our lives?  Don’t we believe Jeremiah 29:11, that God has a plan for EACH OF US, a plan to prosper us, and not to harm us, a plan to give us a HOPE and a FUTURE???  If we really believe that, how could we possibly convince ourselves that we, with our imperfections and worldly nature, could possibly have a better plan than GOD?????

When we decide to throw off everything that doesn’t suit us and pursue our own will instead of God’s, we are walking away from Him.  We are walking in rebellion.  And the world will rally around us and say “YOU DO IT!!  YOU ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING!”  And Satan wants us to believe that.

But God has a plan for YOU.  A better plan than you could ever imagine.  And, by the way:  The grass might LOOK GREENER on the other side, but walking away from God will make you more miserable, in the long run, than you can EVER IMAGINE.

And, one last thing:  My English teacher in high school, Ruth Turner, is looking down from heaven right now and smiling because I just quoted Shakespeare in my blog.  At least, I THINK she is smiling!!

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