Have you ever noticed someone’s life that seems to have it all together, and then they mess it up? Have you ever seen somebody sabotage their success, happiness, or relationships? Have you ever wondered why that happens?
Song of Solomon 2:15
Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes
Often it’s the little foxes as Solomon said this spoil the vine. Just little things that get overlooked that go into sabotaging our future.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
We all want to have an abundant life in every arena. Still, there is a creature designed to devastate your mind, will, and emotions, a thief that wants to obliterate your influence, mutilate your success, liquidate your assets, and annihilate your future.
Jesus came to bring abundant life, but there are overlooked small things that can radically impair our progress, neutralize our faith, extinguish our joy, dismantle our mission, and butcher our relationships. These things have the power to sabotage your life.
There are practical things in the Bible that can keep us from the pitfalls along the road to happiness and success.
1 Corinthians 10:12-13
Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
Paul spoke about all the trials of the children of Israel how God brought them out of Egypt and did wonderful things for them. And then they fell back, judgment came.
Everybody goes through the same kinds of trials, but God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted or tested beyond your ability. He will also provide the way of escape that you may be able to endure it.
Many people have been ripped off by the devil and sabotaged by little things. Here are just three of them (In the YouTube series, I’ll show you 21 self-sabotaging “little things” that can bring loss and ruin.)
1. Not knowing or pursuing your purpose
You were not put here on earth to fill space. You’re not on earth to be a background player to somebody else’s movie. God put you on this earth for a purpose, and nothing would be the same if you didn’t exist.
This is probably the most important one. God said I’m not willing that any perish but that all come to repentance. God loved us so much that he sent Jesus to die on the cross, and I am so thankful.
2. Being too religious
Religious people are rigid. You’ll never look exactly right to a religious person. They seem to have a commitment to the law rather than to the Lord, to a myriad of rules. As a result, they miss miracles.
3. Not being clear about what you want
Jesus said to WANT (or desire) things!
Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
We think that it’s the really big sins and transgressions that sabotage our success, but most of the time, it’s merely little things. You can listen to the entire series FREE on my YouTube channel.
Yes most of my so-called Christian friends get caught up in the law & are very rigid in their beliefs. Then there are those who put church down & want to do things there own way. We have to be grounded in the Word of God & yet show mercy & love.
In the past where i was serving a church and working with many on putting together a March for Jesus, I received opposition from former elders in the church and others. I told my wife that I am going to go out front and change the sign from what it was to “Church of Doctrine”. Doctrine was their focus, not the Lord. Was tempted, but never did it.
PS the Lord blessed the March with sixty churches of every stripe marching for an audience of One and two thousand marched down the street in a town of five thousand. The Lord was magnified in in a great way. Praise God for what He did!