When I pastored in Texas we scheduled a singing group for one Sunday morning. They arrived late Saturday night after a concert.
Around midnight one of them punched the doorbell.
A tiny word of explanation here. We didn’t have a doorbell.
When he pushed it the doorbell moved, which doesn’t happen often. That was probably because the “doorbell” was a big spider. (Snicker, snicker, snicker).
The singer lived. I don’t know what happened to the spider.
He probably went home to his spider buddies and said, “You’ll never believe what happened. This strange guy with hair that looked like it was plastered down by three cans of hairspray, punched me with his finger. I couldn’t get turned around or I would have gnawed it off for him.”
Things aren’t always what they seem to be.
It may well be that you are getting ready to rush into something, that’s going to move when you punch it. That may not be a doorbell.
There are some real warning bells about that person you’re thinking about marrying, but hey, I may never get a better deal.” Ding-dong, ding-dong. (There are worse things than being single).
I know the person who is proposing a business deal doesn’t love the Lord and frankly he may play just a bit loose with the rules, but this is a super chance that I may never have again. Carpe diem—seize the day!
Dong, dong, dong, dong.
“Wow! I know this is wrong, but it’s just once and no one will know and this temptation is just stronger than me and …
“Ouch. Ye-ow! Was that a spider?”
And your situation, where it seems so good but there is a faint dinging in the background. It might pay to wait a bit. You don’t want your doorbell moving do you?
“The simple believes every word, But the prudent considers well his steps. “ Proverbs 14:15, NKJV
“He who keeps God’s Word keeps his soul, but he who is not careful of his ways will die.” (Proverbs 19:16 NLV)
We must all suffer one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. Jim rohn