On a certain day just a short while ago, I had to move from a lit room to a dark room within the house. I had to walk down the dark hall to switch on the light bulb. Immediately I got into the dark room, I couldn’t see anything. However, as I walked farther into the darkness, I noticed that I began to see things in my way.
My experience was instructive because I could hear the Lord speaking to my spirit and I am sure someone needs to see this too.
Do you know that human beings have very good ability to adapt to situations especially with continuous exposure?
When you step out of your natural habitat, the initial reaction is that of discomfort. However, if you force yourself to stay there, you come up with a strategy to adapt.
As a child of God, when you try a certain sinful act the first time, you feel really terrible about your actions because your conscience is still really sensitive. The truth however is that the further you try to silence the voice of your conscience by indulging your flesh, the more silent it becomes. As time goes on, you literally find yourself being able to see well in darkness; you get accustomed to the ways of darkness without any remorse.
Your refusal to jerk backwards upon entering the wrong territory marks your doom.
A little compromise of “it doesn’t matter” here and there and you are finished. You see why backslide doesn’t get started and completed in a day? You have to take consistent backward strides towards that deadly point.
This is a call for you to make a U-turn from that dark road of lying, gossip, fornication, adultery, fraudulent activities, theft, drunkenness, unfaithfulness, etc; before it is too late.
You know I could have taken a lamp into that dark room right?
I am aware of the fact that we live in a dark world. Therefore, you can only be saved from being lost in that darkness if you make sure to carry your light with you wherever you go. “Ye are the light of the world”, says The Lord.
Never leave your light behind because you don’t want to be called names or termed fanatical. Darkness can never override light; darkness must just give way at the sight of light.
Never let your guard down.
Let the lights come on!
- OMOSEBI Mary Omolola, PhD