The Forbidden Fruit: The Thought Life
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

The Forbidden Fruit: The Thought Life

For most people their best thinking got them into trouble. A want that manifest itself into a demand. This demand isn't always sinful sometimes it's a normal desire like the desire of being loved or valued. The mind is so deceiving that it can tell you to pursue a legitimate desire at the wrong time or for the wrong reason. Self-deception is the forbidden fruit that grows from within our heart and make it hard for us to recognize the need for internal healing.

"I can stop any time I want"..."I'm in control"..."I'm not hurting no one" are some of the lies we tell ourselves and others to get what we want or to continue doing what we're doing. Satan tells us that happiness is what we want and we get it from external things. While God tells us joy is what we need and we get it only from an internal relationship with Him.

Satan has been deceiving people for a long time. He watches our behaviors and learn what we like and desire. Then he waits patiently until we are alone, like he did with Eve, and temps us with lies like..."It will make you feel better"..."It will solve your problems"..."You will be like God."

Habits and tendencies don't go away overnight that's why it's important to study God's Word; The Truth. Once we get God's Word in our heart and spirit we can discern who's speaking to us and make wiser choices. The Holy Spirit is aware of our weaknesses and will be on guard against our destructive thoughts knowing that old thought patterns still persist.

But the question we must all ask ourselves is... do we really want to change?

This is a crucial question to ask ourselves because lots of times our mind tells us we want to change but we keep doing the same thing expecting different results. The Devil is always suggesting things to us because that's his job and it's certain that he's going bring his "A" game. He knows what we like better than we do. He don't care about us wanting to change all he cares about is us listening to and believing him.

The problem is people don't have a plan against the suggestions that Satan offers or they believe it's their own thoughts; biting the forbidden fruit. Then they spend their thought life trying to make sense of lies by rationalizing, denying and justifying them becoming obsessed. That's where the insanity part comes into play.

Self-deception and self-will go hand in hand. They reflect our reliance on our ego and pride the same two things that Satan relies on. The only way to free ourselves from them and the conflict they cause in our lives is to rely on the Holy Spirit to guide and teach us.

God's Word teaches us to consult biblical principles and not our selfish desires in making decisions. The power we find in The Truth is a power we lack on our own. We learn to depend on that power and the inner strength we get from our relationship with Him. Remember lies grows in the dark and truth blossom in the light. Jesus is the light. Copyright number VRE0-4RNU-35QE-Z7BA


Street Talk

Desire is necessary for change indeed.

Reply
  about 5 years ago
  

Thanks Cynthia!

Reply
  about 5 years ago

I loved it, really hit a cord :)

Reply
  about 6 years ago
  

Thanks Jehnelle!

Reply
  about 6 years ago

Awesome and quite powerful!

Reply
  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks!

Reply
  about 6 years ago
Sol2  

Incisive insight about life.

Reply
  about 7 years ago
  

Love your comments Sol2.

Reply
  about 7 years ago

Great article Vernon!

Reply
  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks Juan I appreciate it!

Reply
  about 7 years ago
Kavinah  

Great article. The Word is a great offensive weapon against the game. We need to constantly speak it. This is why as you said we need to read and study it and daily.

Reply
  about 7 years ago
  

Against the game..wow! I never heard it like that before. I like.Thanks Kavinah!

Reply
  about 7 years ago

Vernon you are spot on. Please know that your articles is appreciated. Be very blessed.

Reply
  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks Robert!

Reply
  about 7 years ago
You May Also Like
Dear Me
You are amazing, wonderful and kind. You have compassion and you are strong. Why do you put yourself down the way you do? Why do you not believe in yourself and your capabilities? During the day you put on an amazing show, it’s all just an act. You come across…
By: MarleneW in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Jun 02, 2016  
2
  Likes: 1

Know 4 Things Confident People Never Do
Confidence is not just the absence of fears but more than that. Someone who values faith over disbelief, Happiness over despondency, optimism over pessimism, progress over stagnation, is a person of utmost confidence. If you have a profound desire to become someone who doesn’t heed the words like timidness and…
By: Henry Wilson in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   May 03, 2016  
6
  Likes: 2

Make A Decision
The moment you have made your decision, the universe immediately shifts and conspires to make it happen for you. That is good news right, no waiting in line, no waiting period it happens instantly and things start to go your way. But you have to make a decision, a definite…
By: MarleneW in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Apr 28, 2016  
2
  Likes: 0

Change Your Mind
Nothing in the world is as powerful as a changed mind. I heard these words a few times. It never made much sense to me before. But sometime during the past few days it got stuck to me somehow and I mulled it over and over, until I have broken…
By: MarleneW in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Apr 27, 2016  
2
  Likes: 1

Finding Your Passion
What are you passionate about? It's ok if you are still clueless . Here are 3 tips on how to uncover your passion: 1. Quit if things are not working A lot of people hate their jobs and know that they want to do something different, but stay in their…
By: georgia5 in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Apr 19, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

10 Awesome Ways to Relax And Let Go
You are in full control, so just relax and let go. Relax means to be calm and collected. To relax is to make yourself less tense and to release or bring yourself relieve from the effects of tension and anxiety. There are several things that you can do to just…
By: MarleneW in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Jun 01, 2016  
2
  Likes: 1

It’s A Small Word, Three Letters Only, But… Take it And Kick it Out the Door
It’s not about what you have, or what happened to you it’s all about what you do with what you have what matters. Take advantage of what you have, appreciate and love every day. Love yourself and your life. And in time you will realize that it all was not…
By: MarleneW in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Apr 19, 2016  
2
  Likes: 1

I Am Strong My Prosperous Journey Has Begun
I keep telling my mother to let go of the stuff she is holding on to which stands in her way to move to the place of peace where she wants to be right now. So I must also make these words my own and do the same. Does not…
By: MarleneW in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Apr 19, 2016  
4
  Likes: 1

Time for A New Job?
Spring is a time of change; there is a sense of hope and optimism in the air which encourages us to take action. As work takes up so much of our time and energy, this can be a great time of year to apply for a promotion, or a new…
By: Mary Jackson in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Mar 01, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Resolving Conflicts Through Effective Communication
Dear Dr Sadaqat, I am concerned about a situation that I face almost daily at my home. My husband and son fight persistently on routine household activities and end up yelling at each other. For example, recently when they were deciding about who will check the main door locks, they…
By: willingways in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Feb 27, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

The Beuty Of Life
Our lives are filled with events (big and small) that occur on a daily basis. That’s the beauty of life. With so much going on, it requires those with a Winning Mind to stay on course without being distracted by surrounding influences. If you are not focused you will tend…
By: asif1 in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Feb 20, 2016  
0
  Likes: 2

Ways Meditation Can Actually Alter Your Brain
Meditation-and-the-brain research has been coming in relentlessly for various years, with new studies turning out pretty much consistently to delineate some new advantage of meditation. On the other hand, some antiquated advantage that is seconds ago being affirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice seems to have a stunning assortment…
By: Hussein Taleb in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Jan 21, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

When I Lost My Friendthe Sign Of A Beautiful Person is That they Always See Beauty In Others
I used to have a friend. A very good friend. Her name was Lindsey and some time ago I received this shocking, saddest news that she passed away. The friendship of Lindsey and I has begun when I was about 15 years old and my family and I moved to…
By: Lucy10 in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Oct 21, 2015  
0
  Likes: 0

Treat Yourself Every Now And Again
I never use to buy anything for myself. I would always put myself last and talk myself out of buying what I wanted. If anyone one else that I loved needed anything I would get it for them, especially my wife. Then one day my wife said to me that…
By: Teronie  in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Aug 21, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

The Secret Of Living A Good Life: Think Big And Go for Your Dream
The biggest gift we receive when we come in this life is our imagination. The childhood is the period of our life when we use our imagination without any limits. Children believe that everything is possible. If you ask a child what he/she wants to become when will be grown…
By: Ancuta Neagu in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   May 27, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 3833    Report this Article