Try to follow a Jewish tradition

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Rely on Him not you.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing …” (Proverbs 3:5-10 New International Version).

The right way, the only way. Rely on Him not you.

Before I make any decisions I always try to follow a Jewish tradition. That is, to wait three days before making and decisions and pray and read the Bible.

One time a really nice contract was offered to me. I wanted it bad but was told to decide right then and there. I chose to walk away because not being offered the chance to wait and pray. It was crushing. Another teacher laughed and took the contract. For three months he was laughing at me and bragging about how good the contract was. Then, the company started demanding more and more from him and began cheating him worse and worse on his wages (a common occurrence here). He begged me to find some way he could get out of the contract to no avail.

There was a so called Christian preacher that I really liked and wanted to have a friendship with him. Then he started asking personal questions I felt uncomfortable with and decided to wait and pray before sharing this information with him. The answer was to avoid him like the plague which was very difficult as he seemed like such a cool guy. Turns out he was a charlatan and only wanted the information to control and domineer me like he was doing to some others.

We see a little, God sees the complete picture. That is why it is of the utmost importance to always wait and pray and read your Bible, then to obey. It will be hard but from my experience it has resulted in a LOT less grief and trouble.

It is like someone wants to sell you a gold mine but really it is just a swamp. The seller may show you little gold flakes and claim he is too old to mine it anymore but is doing you a favour. Instead of going and asking the local mayor who knows everything and is honest and would inform you the cretin is really a snake oil salesman, you rashly and foolishly buy the mine. You end up with a swamp while the snake ends up with all your money.

Giving it all to Christ is the best and smartest move of your life. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) always provide me with the patience, wisdom and strength to wait and call upon You before I any decisions. Then my beloved give me the strength to follow through on Your wise choices. I ask this in the name of the greatest councilor Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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Michele Travis 3 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Thank you for writing this hub. It is very good. We need to trust God. There are a lot of "companies" here on the internet that tell us we can make a lot of money, but they are nothing but scams.

God is the one who will never harm us.

You teach a lot of very good things.

Voted up.


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tirelesstraveler 3 years ago from California

Any time someone says you have to decide right now a red light with sirens blaring should pop up in front of each of us. Good things come to those who wait.


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teacherjoe52 3 years ago Author

Good morning Michele.

Thank you for your gracious compliment. I am very happy you learn from my articles precious little sister.

It is not just companies, it is people. How many people are there that are your friend only when they want something from you. When they have gotten all they can or want from you, you cease to exist to them until they want something from you again.

Remember precious little sister: Someone who is only your friend because they want something from you is not a friend.

Good morning tirelesstraveler.

Those are oh so very true words.

May God bless you with Hisdivine light to warn you of the lurching wolves.

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