We spend a lot of time focusing on the big things and it’s the cute little innocent things that are destroying our lives. When God speaks to you and tells you to cut something out of your life, do it right away. Don’t hesitate. Don’t rationalize it. Don’t entertain it another day. There is a reason God is telling you to get it out of your life. In this picture, the little foxes look so cute, but the longer they stay in the vineyard, the more damage they will cause. They could destroy one little bunch of grapes or an entire vineyard. When you don’t respond to God’s instructions for your life, it is then called disobedience. Disobedience is sin and the wages of sin is death. I don’t know too many people who are willing to pay that price for a little disobedience.
Tit 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Like the scripture says, we claim to know God, but deny him in our actions. Let’s stop giving God lip service and start serving him with all that we have. Remember, your convictions are your convictions. If he told you to stop wearing certain clothes, stop watching certain shows, stop hanging around certain people, or stop eating certain foods- walk in obedience and let it go. (Speaking from experience) The word of God speaks specifically on some things. Our convictions cover everything else that we are not sure of.
Phil 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Obedience is so much better than sacrifice. If you don’t obey his instructions you are going to sacrifice far more than you are willing to and far more than you can afford to give up. Stop looking at everything like it is innocent. Remember, Satan is not going to come to you with flashing lights and sirens announcing that what you are doing is sin. He is going to come subtly and incognito looking like a cute little fox. And before you know it, that cute little fox is destroying your vineyard and eventually your life. Heed the voice of God and continue to grow in his grace. Be encouraged and keep the faith!