Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Am I Being Seduced?
tr.v.se·duced, se·duc·ing, se·duc·es
1. To lead away from duty, accepted principles, or proper conduct. See Synonyms at lure.
2. To induce to engage in sex.
a. To entice or beguile into a desired state or position.
b. To win over; attract.
Recently, my wise husband and I were discussing a situation in which we are very closely involved and affected by. I was expressing my disbelief that the person involved couldn't see what was happening. Surely, their discernment had just gone out the window. Where were the foundations that had been given? It was as plain as the nose on my face, along with others, that the person was making a wrong decision.
As I continued to express very animatedly how I felt over the choices, my husband in his grey-haired wisdom, summed it up in very few words. Now aren't men just like that...a few words?
"That is why they call it seduction. The person doesn't see the seduction, so they are seduced."
Wow!...they are blinded by what is right in front of them. Their judgement has been altered.
How often am I seduced? Not the picture we as women might envision of a partially dressed female coming onto an innocent man, but the subtle seduction that can come in many forms.
The enemy will not try to seduce me with an affair or getting drunk, but he is more likely to try to seduce me with the idea of security. Can I be seduced in my spiritual walk to feel I have arrived at the right theology or form of worship? Can I be seduced to bite from the American Dream of success? I am sure the list could fill a page.
Satan seduced Eve, then Eve seduced Adam in the garden, to take the forbidden fruit. Since then, we have all had to put up our guard against seduction. Our prayer for this person and for ourselves is that we will have our blinders taken off to reveal the seduction that is presenting itself right before our eyes. If a woman and a man who walked daily with God, experiencing intimacy beyond our experience can fall....so can I. Then Jesus came to be my advocate.
New Living Translation (NLT)
18 Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.