God does not set His children up for failure. Before we even fall into a hole of destruction, God has already sent us plenty of signs to turn around. If we still fall, then we either weren’t paying attention or we ignored His warnings outright.
Think about it, friend. That relationship that ripped your heart into pieces? God showed you the red flags, but you thought you could handle it on your own. Now you’re hurting, feeling damaged, and scared to trust another person with your heart. Or how about those “friends” who said they loved you but later told all your business? Yea, God warned you about them too.
You are not alone. I too am guilty of ignoring God’s warnings in my past and being deeply hurt because of it. But if we want this year to be better than the years before then we need to start taking heed when God is warning us away from people, places, and things that serve no good for God’s purpose for our lives. We are only hurting ourselves even more when we think we know better than God. We don’t. That’s how Satan tricked Eve in the garden. Making her believe she could outsmart and be on the same level as God. The Bible says the fear (reverence) of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge and that fools despise instruction and wisdom. God speaks to us. He warns us. We have to be sensitive and obedient to His Spirit. His voice; and to know His voice we must know His Word. The Bible says God’s people perish because of lack of knowledge.
God has probably been warning you about some people or things in your life recently. Take heed. He is trying to help you and not hurt you because He loves you. He doesn’t want that addiction to destroy your life. He doesn’t want that ungodly man or woman you are clinging to to break your heart. He doesn’t want you to be stabbed in the back by those people who call themselves your “friend” but plot your downfall in your absence. He is warning you, but you have to pay attention. In the Bible God asks “Why call me Lord, Lord, when you don’t do what I say do?” In order to be who God calls us to be, we have to be still enough to hear Him and humble enough to be obedient.