Diamonds and Destiny

      This morning on my way to work I kept thinking about diamonds. Do diamonds as beautiful as they are can at times stand in the way to destiny. Apparently, there are some beautiful things that are not really beautiful as such. Anything that presumes beauty out of season is not beautiful. The bible talks of God making everything beautiful in its time. This means, beauty has to come from God, and it has to be in its timing. Apart from such, it’s the angel of darkness disguising itself as the angel of light; wolf in sheep’s clothing, and in this case dust as diamonds. Vanity, as reality.

The story of king Hezekiah is a good picture of these diamonds (Isaiah 36-39). King Hezekiah had learnt to rely on God when he was going through fire, but when diamonds showed up he failed to seek God’s counsel. I sure think he thought “surely it must be God’s doing” . If you continue to read on, you will see that the end of what king Hezekiah thought was good led to destruction of the entire kingdom. He lost everything he showed to the “good” people who had come to wish him “well”.

As you read this story, its easy to think that its has nothing to do with you; however, if you search your soul you will find out that you’ve fell into this conniving tricks of the enemy a time or two. Yes beloved, the enemy will use anything to trip you, including “diamonds”. Not every blessing is a blessing. Even the bible talks of those who blesses with their lips and at the same time curse in their hearts (Ps 62:4b). Its only the true diamonds from God that adds riches and not sorrows (Proverbs 10:22)

I am speaking specifically to someone who have gotten used to the cloud by day, and fire by night; someone who have been through fire; someone who knows the wilderness life. It reaches a time when winds changes course. The North winds stops blowing, and the south winds starts blowing (The north winds of conviction, and south wind of comfort). Do not be deceived, don’t let your guard down. Work your salvation with fear and trembling at all times (Phil 2:12).

Seek wise counsel always, and especially console God always, He wouldn’t lead you astray.

“Without counsel, plans go awry,
But in the multitude of counselors they are established” (Proverbs 15:22)

Love and blessings

Gertrude T.

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