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Is God schizophrenic? Does He say something then change His mind a couple days, weeks or months later? I don’t think I’d want to serve a God who can’t make up His mind. How about you?

So why do people blame God for their wrong choices or their personal flaws? It happens all the time. Someone will come to a church, get into a relationship, move to city or take a new job because “God said.” Then two days later, “God says” something else and they leave that church, stop serving, leave that relationship, leave that city, or leave that job. I really don’t think God should be blamed for our lack of discretion or poor choices, do you?

I was reading 1 Kings 13 recently (read it when you get a moment). There was a prophet sent from God to King Jeroboam. God specifically told the prophet not to eat with the king or stay in the city, so he obeyed God and left. But then another prophet met him on the way and told him to return to the city to eat.

This story used to puzzle me because I didn’t understand why God said two different things. But the truth is, He didn’t! God didn’t change His mind; the second prophet was lying and blamed it on God. The story didn’t end well: the first prophet returned to the city to eat with the second one. When he left the house after dinner, a lion ate him because he disobeyed God. It is never a good day when you get eaten by a lion!

Here’s the deal: We should be a little more selective in how we throw around “God said.” If God spoke to you–and you’re sure He did–listen and do what He told you! If you’re not sure, then don’t say, “God said.” Be mature enough to continue to seek Him for the answer.

So let’s re-cap. God doesn’t change His mind based on the circumstance or the pain we might feel. God doesn’t change His mind based on the climate of a relationship. God doesn’t change His mind just because we get our feelings hurt. God is faithful to His word if we can believe it and receive it. He is always faithful!

What is God saying to you today?

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