There is a way…

If you keep staring at it,

It will be hard to forget it.
If you keep thinking about it,

It will be hard to not touch it.
If you keep touching it,

It will be hard to let go of it.
If you can’t let go of it,

It will be hard for you to break free from it.
If you let it own you, 

You’ll find out there was a better way.
Don’t give up the way,

Don’t give up the best, 

Just because something “good” 

Has caught your eye.
Your enemies are happy to offer you a pretty poison, 

As long as it steals your joy, 

As long as it kills your drive,

As long as it destroys your purpose.
Eve saw that the fruit of the forbidden tree was good for food and she ate it. And it was so good that she turned and shared it with her husband. It wasn’t until later that they realized the consequences. 
Are there things that you’ve let catch your eye because they are shiny and pretty, but you know they aren’t best?
Are there things that you’ve justified in your life because there is “some good” in them,  even though you know they aren’t best?
Are you offering up temptations to others to come and join you in the poison that you’ve chosen for your life? Will little eyes look at your example and be led into traps that aren’t best for their lives? 
Do you care about what is best? 
Do you want what is best? 
Yes, there is a way that is best. 
Do you want what is best? 
Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. 
He is, was, and always will be the best. 
And He says, “Come,  walk with me.”
He doesn’t look for the best as a requirement, He produces the best out of our old lives of “not the best”.
He promises you the best. 
Will you ignore His offer? 
Will you trade the opportunity of the best, for something less?
“Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.”

James 1:14-15 NLT
If you want proof, I can show you faith.

If you want prosperity, I can show you trials and sacrifice. 

If you want authority and power, I can show you love and mercy and a life serving others. 
Do you know the way?
Does He know you? 
“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.  On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’  But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’ “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.  Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.  But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand.  When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”

Matthew 7:21-27 NLT

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