Month: July 2015
Have you ever made a decision that you knew was wrong? Perhaps you wouldn’t say it was outright “wrong”. However, making this particular choice just might get you in trouble. You think about it, weigh the risks, proceed, and hope for the best. As a result, your worse fears have come true. And you find yourself saying,
I had a feeling that was going to happen!
Well, that same scenario happened to me years ago. It wasn’t with a relationship, although I’ve had my share of experiences. My error began as I worked on this website. In search of a subscribe button, I browsed around different plugins that was at my finger tips.
For those who don’t know, plugins are additions of various kinds for your web experience. I ran into multiple subscribe plugins; Looking at reviews, and screenshot examples to narrow down my choice. Yet, one stood from among the rest. Not only was it used by thousands of bloggers, but I was both troubled and curious after reading a disclaimer.
“we take great pride in giving you the best plugin and security. Nevertheless, we are not responsible for any loss (financial, information, webpages, etc), You may incur”.
After trying several plugins, I went back to the one that had an invisible red flag.
I had a feeling it was wrong, and yet I called myself trying it.
And I paid the price.
My web pages became infiltrated with errors and I was not able to login. As the administrator, I was blocked from my own site! I only knew one “person” who could help- Hostgator to the rescue. Contacting my hosting site with alarm and hope, I needed help and quickly.
Explaining my issue, she knew just what to do. Her voice did not waver or flinch as I spoke with urgency. In less than one minute, she saved my site. It was good as new and logging in proved to be problem free. Her final warning was, “be careful of those plugins”. My response? Yes, I know. I’m learning, thanks.
Right then and there, God reminded me how we choose things or people that we know would cause more harm than good. My attraction was the number of visitors who downloaded (although I viewed the disclaimer as a negative). He showed me various things during that time and perhaps you can identify:
- Do not talk yourself into liking a wrong. The old adage, curiosity killed the cat is still true today. It’s not worth it. Listen to the Holy Spirit and walk away.
- When we admit our faults, God is able and ready to help us wipe out our wrongs. In other words, go to God and repent. My helper stated their staff was available 24/7 at 7 days a week. Guess what? We have the same availability! And who better to help us than the One who is all knowing and extends His Grace and Mercy.
- Be more careful and discern. Her final words in a nutshell. Just because thousands of visitors downloaded that particular plugin, does not mean they were successful. In relationships, we may see someone whose outward appearance is just what the Doctor ordered. Yet, that person may quickly (or overtime) show their true colors. What I’ve found to be true of the Holy Spirit- He’ll let you know when it’s not right. We have to be open and listen.
No matter what your situation is, know that NO mistake will separate you from God’s love and His ability to turn things around!
Isaiah 30:21 (New International Version)
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
How has God corrected your wrong(s)?
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