When daybreak came, Jesus left [Simon Peter’s house] and went to a secluded place; and the crowds were searching for Him, and [they] came to Him and tried to keep Him from leaving them. But He said, “I must preach [the good news of] the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because I was sent for this purpose.” Luke 4:42-44 Holy Bible Amplified Version
Many times in while serving our purpose to our Heavenly King things or folks will try (some unintentionally, some intentionally) to distract us from our service. They will entice us with material things like money, sex or power.
Do not heed them, these things are temporary and will be taken from you in the blink of an eye.
Every major task Jehovah has ordained me to be in service unto Him was met with a lot of distractions from others (sometimes it was the devil working through them, sometimes it was well meaning from them but they did not understand the calling and sometimes they were just jealous and spiteful and wanted me to fail) We are to stay focused.
The only way to accomplish this is to stay in continual communion with the Holy Spirit who will bless you with insight into the foolish distraction, the power to resist it and the way to escape it.
Many times it was extremely difficult to resist the temptation laid out before me and it was only by the power of the Holy Spirit that disaster was averted.
Many times what was laid out before me that looked like sweet cherries was actually bitter and sour lemons. I did not know that and would have fallen for the trap if not for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
The only way to avoid satans trap is to stay on the road Jehovah requests that you walk upon. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Christ Rohi ( Jesus is our Divine Shepherd ) for blessing me with guiding this gullible sheep away from the wicked ones traps to deter me from service unto my cherished King and thank you for providing Divine guidance unto the paths of service unto You that You have ordained me to serve unto You. I praise You in You magnificent name. Amen
May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.