#589 – Stop

Feelings can be fake and an emotional heart is not a rational one. What is overwhelmingly important in one moment, but then becomes meaningless in a short time later is called a snare. It is a setup by the enemy.

The Fowler’s snare is metaphor for sin. The enemy places a trap in a common place or a forbidden place, that is hidden from view. The animal or unsuspecting person is lured in by a carnal need or by failing to pay attention.

When an emotional state overrides the logical and the linear, you are ensnared and the decisions made will have consequences beyond this moment. In the throws of hunger, the heat of anger, the lap of loneliness or extreme fatigue, what you decide is compromised.

This remedy is to halt. The state of hunger, anger, loneliness and tiredness is ruling you and a bad decision is imminent. Stop talking, stop behaving and stop moving until you can recover emotionally and begin operating in purpose.

Proverbs 7:22-23
All at once he follows her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a stag is caught fast till an arrow pierces its liver; as a bird rushes into a snare; he does not know that it will cost him his life.

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