Unfollow the herd, pack or pride


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Proverbs 28: 26 – “Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.”

God created animals with a deep instinct for His will. Elephants and other grazing wild animals follow set routes and paths, in migratory patterns that still baffle mankind.  Wild animals appear to be obedient to an invisible God, our God.  Their regular and constant patterns of migration are so impressive that the game crossing of wild grazers from Kenya’s Maasai Mara into Tanzania’s Serengeti are dubbed the 8th Wonder of the World.

Sometimes I wonder if He should have done the same for Man and then laugh it off.  Then again, it would make obedience a no-brainer!  God loved us so much, that He gave us free will.  The first few times I read the Bible and came across Adam and Eve failing the free-will test, I would lose hope and courage to read any further.  It is then I remember other Biblical personalities and rest in the understanding that God is ultimately in control of all things.  My courage, trust and hope boosted, I read on and relish every word God has written out for us.

The most critical decisions can send us into ‘follow the herd mode’.  Voting, choice of friends, partners, spouses and choice of work.  Fear rules and governs us in the moment, beating us down further than we would wish for.  Fear and intimidation are spirits that work in tandem and prayer is the best beat-down remedy for them.

As our elections are upon us, I find myself inclined to pray, binding and casting out all spirits of fear, intimidation, deception and pretence.  We need stability and peace, not fighting and fleecing!  Pray with us for wisdom and calm to prevail.  Our nation has so many needs, ranging from employment, security, clean water, environmental and wildlife security and sane politics!  Pray with us that the enemy of terrorism and other spiritual interests are shaken-off for the last time.

If we are separate and distinctly superior to animals, then why do we abdicate our God-given rights to follow the herd?  We follow the herd to please, appease and fit-in.  But why do that when God wants you to trust and obey Him? Entrapment is unrelated to God’s plan for you and imprisonment is spiritual confinement.  Rise up or man up and face life with purpose and intent.  We are the children of the King.  He calls us family and family we should aspire to.  It is time to break away from the pack or herd and lead (in our own small way) as God would have us do.

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