Saying “it’s not fair” has caused many a girl to toss aside what she knows is right for the temporary thrill of whatever it is that does seem fair. But the next day the sun will rise as it has a habit of doing each day….
Guilt floods her body.
Questions fill her mind.
Self-doubt wrecks her confidence.
And then comes the anger. Anger at herself. Anger at the object of her desire. Anger even at a mighty God who surely could have prevented this.
It’s not fair that others can have this, do this, act this way.
It’s not fair that God won’t let us eat the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden … one little bit wouldn’t be so bad right?
It’s not fair that I can’t buy that new things I not only want but really feel I need. Just a little debt wouldn’t be so bad, right?
It’s not fair I have this body that requires I watch everything I eat when that girl eats junk and stays a size four. One piece of cheese-cake wouldn’t be so bad, right? ….Our flesh buys right into Satan’s lie that it’s not fair for things to be withheld from us. So we bite into the forbidden fruit and allow Satan to write “shame” across our heart.
I certainly have chanted the mantra, “it’s not fair”, have you?
Temptation loves to disguise itself as smooth and harmless. “You deserve it! You’ve been working hard! One taste won’t hurt!” Where is obedience? Where is trust in God’s strength? Where is clinging to the Holy Spirit in the midst of your pity-party? O Lord, let me trust you and not my divided deceptive weak heart.