Things May Not Be What They Seem

While walking the Boulevard, I always passed a little bush. From a distance, I saw delightful blooms outlining the everyday commercial pavement and businesses. But when I got closer and looked deeper, I detected stickery dried out needles, unpleasant to the eye and touch.

Life has many similar lessons. Sometimes we see things that seem to be great, that turn out terrible, and sometimes things seem to be not so good but in reality are great.

An example in point was a well known popular evangelist we were enamored by. He drew great crowds and had an extensive following. When asked to speak at a conference, he was given the opportunity to stay in the Caribbean in a sweet guest house owned by Christian college who had asked him to come. He demanded instead that they secure the whole pent house rooms on the top of an expensive hotel. It burst our bubble.

When someone offers something that is too good to be true, it probably is just that, too good to be true. When the grass seems greener on the other side, be assured it has equally as many bad points. When someone’s appearance gives you reason to gravitate to them or on the other hand, to be repelled by them, we may not be seeing the true person.

It is best not to make quick decisions and judgments. It is much better to give everything the test of time and close study before making a judgement. Ask God to show you, to give you signs so you can make a proper judgement. But most of all, give it lots of time.

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