Idle hands are the devil’s workshop – Proverbs 16:27a.
I’m just reminded of a few weeks ago when the Lord spoke through the man of GOD about how we have access to good and evil through the internet. He told us just how quickly we could get swallowed up or drawn into wrong things at the touch of a button. This for me is just proof that GOD is always a step ahead, correction, an eternity ahead of the devil, because this came before the pandemic had even hit our shores. GOD was warning us to guard ourselves because He knew we’d have a lot of time on our hands to spend on the internet.
The word of GOD tells us that we all fall short of God’s glorious standard (Romans 3:23) but also reassures us that GOD does not condemn us (Romans 8:1), in fact He’s made room for us to come back and put things right (1 John 1:9). In this time GOD wants us to get close to Him like never before but we know that the devil will always try to fight us by distracting us and luring us into old habits, then he tells us we can’t seek GOD in this state, furthermore challenges our identity as children of GOD. These are all lies to draw us away from GOD, the devil is a liar (John 8:44c).
We don’t know how long this lockdown is still going to be, whether it will be extended again or not, but if you have been idle, just know that GOD is not angry at you. GOD desires for us to draw near to Him, there’s still a bit of time left for us to spend time with Him; the devil had just taken advantage of our idle hands. Go back and put things right, GOD is not angry.
GOD is always an eternity ahead of the devil