A young woman once called me and mentioned that someone asked her to reach out to me. She had a dream three times that she was picking snails. She was told that it meant she would be poor.

I told her to do something simple: Go to a restaurant. Order a meal and request a snail instead of the regular protein. She can tell me the price later. She got the memo. Snails are not cheap.

The danger of wrong conclusions is that it will lead to wrong suggestions that will propel wrong actions. Once Sarah concluded wrongly that it seemed as though God was punishing her by withholding her from getting pregnant, she told Father Abram to sleep with Hagar as a way to get answers.

There are two roles the devil wants to play in your life: the role of the supplier of information and the role of interpreter of information.

The devil wants to supply information. He knows that kings rule by information. Nations pay a lot for espionage. They want information. The devil wants to tell you that:

You are not beautiful.
You are not loved.
No one will marry someone like you.
You will die young.
You will remain small.

Never allow him to supply information.

However, when he notices that you have succeeded in denying him the role of supplier, he wants to play the role of interpreter. He can use someone close to you like he used Sarah to bring that suggestion to Father Abram.

Someone close to you like Peter who genuinely loves you can misinterpret your season. Beclouded with their emotions, they play the devil’s advocate. You should know when a loving role has become strange and say, “Get thee behind me, Satan”.

What Sarah got wrong, Rebecca did well. When the babies jostled in her womb, she went to the Lord to get the interpretation of her season.

But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If all is well, why am I like this?” So, she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said to her: “Two nations are in your womb, two peoples shall be separated from your body; One people shall be stronger than the other, And the older shall serve the younger.”
Genesis 25:22 – 23 NKJV

If the devil succeeds in supplying and interpreting that data to you, be it a dream, a situation, a health report, or an account balance, he will succeed in controlling, manipulating, and intimidating you using the weapon of fear.

One wrong interpretation can become a generational mess. You will birth things that will spiral out of control.

Deny the devil’s information. Deny him the role of interpreter. Spend time in the Word to find the definition of your season. Spend time in prayer to receive clarity.

A lazy believer will become a willing tool of the devil. A believer who lacks sensitivity can be used by the devil to achieve his purpose. Do not let it happen.

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