Gen 3:10. So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.” And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”
Who told you that you were naked?
Who gave you the information?
Who told you?
You believed because someone told you. The provenience of an information determines your validation of it. So who planted that seed in you? Who cornered you and sold you that lie? And you bought it?
Because information shapes our beliefs. And our beliefs forms the bedrock of what we achieve. You spend time with noisy negatives and slowly they will begin to infiltrate your mind and corrupt your reasoning.
Who are you listening to? Who is talking to you? Who is speaking around you? Who is speaking into your life? Who are you spending time with?
What you keep beholding, you keep becoming. And what you keep hearing you keep believing.
Who told you you are too old to fight? Who told you you are too late to start?
Who told you you won’t make it? Who told you you aren’t good enough?
The serpent? Subtle and wiser than any other beasts. Intelligent and craftier than any animal you know. They feed on other animals, their teeth are designed to catch and hold their prey. They do not chew them though, but they pin them and crush them by wrapping their bodies around them till they die. Serpents!
That’s what serpents do.
Have you mistaken somebody’s closeness to you as love or concern? Have you misinterpreted ‘wrapping their bodies around you’ as hug and affection. No, serpents do that to crush you.
They crush your dreams and slow you down. They bring up facts and figures about why it won’t work and why it can’t happen. They are that intelligent. They use logic to convince you on why you are too late and the economy is too bad. And because their vision is so sharp, you believe them. Their loosely jointed jaws pierce you with lies and pessimism and suddenly you are drained of mojo and hope.
If they only spit negatives around you, they are serpents!
If they only criticize and ridicule your ideas, they are serpents!
If all they do is run down others and berate them, they are serpents!
They are liars!
And you are different!
Your fountainhead is God. Your wellspring is Christ.
You are not common. You are peculiar and made of sterner stuff.
You are not limited. You are blessed beyond measure.
You are never late. You are just right on time.
Sarah’s womb carried Isaac. It’s not over with you yet.
That’s what your Maker told you.