E-Caution: Of Emotional Pressures and the Wrong Hands
Some years back, it was a season of intense pressure. I kept wondering if I was even making any sense. I had just spent the last two hours singing and crying. It was a trip of tears. I cried as I drove.
Upon arrival at my base, the first person I saw was a young lady. As I greeted her with a hug, I knew I held her closer than ever. I came to my senses immediately.
Hear me: Emotional gaps can cause the anointed and the called to sleep on the wrong laps. Are you not surprised that the posture of Samson with Delilah was to lay his head upon her laps? It showed a man who wanted emotional succour much more than sexual pleasure.
Honestly, where you place your head in the days of pressure will determine if you lose it and all that comes with it or you are strengthened.
The enemy is constantly after the head of the anointed. Delilah went after the head of Samson. The Philistines went after the head of King Saul and stripped him of his armour.
“So they cut off Saul’s head and stripped off his armour. Then they proclaimed the good news of Saul’s death in their pagan temple and to the people throughout the land of Philistia”
1 Samuel 31:9 NLT
Herodias daughter danced so well and Herod asked her to make a request. She ran to consult her mother. Her mother told her to ask for the head of John the Baptist.
“So John was beheaded in the prison, and his head was brought on a tray and given to the girl, who took it to her mother.”
Matthew 14:10-11 NLT
Beloved, beware of where you place your head when you are pressured. The bosom that consoles you may become the graveyard of all the possibilities that the Kingdom has placed upon your life.
In a moment of weakness, do not be attracted to the bosom of Hagar even if a legitimate source suggests it. There is a difference between the Ishmael of the flesh and Isaac of the Spirit.
When the battle got too heated for Sisera. He ran to the tent of Jael. Jael welcomed him with milk even though he asked for water. She gave him a bed to lay on and also a blanket to cover himself. When he slept out of exhaustion, she crept up to him with a hammer and a tent peg and drove it through his chest to the ground till he died. (Judges 4:17-21)
Beloved, when you are pressured, beware of where you lay your head. Stop saying, “We are both married and nothing can happen” yet you cannot let go of each other’s chats. You keep deleting stuff before getting in. You now seem to have coincidental schedules. Her words are really soothing now. Beware! You are about to lose your head.
May you find the right place when the pressure hits. Amen.
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