๐Ÿ‘€ A SECOND LOOK ๐Ÿง

Second look

Have you ever had an experience of going to a mall or store, to get a particular clothing or item. And on getting there, you sighted a dress or an item, that caught your fancy or appeared great. But for some reason you walked away to check the other items in the same category. And on getting back to the first item that seemed appealing to you, you realized it wasnโ€™t so great as you earlier thought it was.

This happened to me some days ago. I was on a motorbike when I saw this cloth that was on display and I was like โ€œthis looks niceโ€ that I even muttered it. Only to pass by, that same route on my return from where I went to, with some eagerness to give it a second look and pass in peace though. ๐Ÿ˜‚

But on staring at it again, it was like โ€œHmm, nah, itโ€™s just thereโ€. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

This was the scenario that birthed what we are looking at this week. Take a second look at it!

Itโ€™s rather nice to see something for the first time and because it looked so great, we just want to go for it at a instant without even giving it much thought. Without being like me for a second – per analyst. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜†

But really from experience, taking a second look has saved me hot tears. Or that sullen feeling of โ€œI should have given it much thoughtโ€ ๐Ÿ˜ข

Decision - Second thought

My charge to us today is to let God be our extra eye in that decision. His eyes in this context of a second look isnโ€™t that He is secondary. Instead it is for us to note that beyond the euphoria of getting that item right now before it is put off sale; or going for that business idea before another person ventures into it; or consenting to that relationship because everyone is telling you โ€œHe or she is such a great personโ€ shouldnโ€™t make you take that decision without โ€œHis eyesโ€ as a mirror to what exactly it is.

I remember sharing with a close friend recently, how God cleared out a particular scenario in my life where it felt like I was the only one missing out on hearing God concerning the issue or better put decision. And eventually His word to me about it was โ€œfacadeโ€. Every day since then, I am more grateful I didnโ€™t fall for it.

So what is that decision right now, that seems so nice and has caught your fancy so much that you canโ€™t wait to go for it or even say a yes to it or him or her as the case may be.

My admonition is for you to give it a second look. And in that second look process, take God along with you. Donโ€™t say yes to that juicy offer or make that seemingly โ€œescape routeโ€ decision without consulting with God on it.

God - His seeing eyes - Decison

It could be pleasing now but with Him He helps you see beyond the now that you donโ€™t end up with the โ€œfacadeโ€ – Things that seem so real but in the real sense, it is still just what it is – Fake!

I will leave you with this verse:

โ€œI will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you.โ€

Psalms 32:8 AMP

Remember He is willing to guide you and be your counselor if only you are willing and acknowledge that His way is the best!

โ€œTrust in and rely confidently on the LORD with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].โ€

Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP

Blessings to you, dear reader. โค๏ธ

Happy Fulfilling New Month. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

โ˜˜๏ธ#HCCounsels#โ˜˜๏ธ

47 Comments Add yours

  1. vgeorg says:

    Very nice post full of wisdom. God bless!โœ๏ธ

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much for your comments, sir. ๐Ÿค—
      Amen. And you too. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™‚
      Greetings to the family too.

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  2. This relates so well to a decision that my husband and I are trying to make
    We’re in the middle of determining whether to make a purchase that would be practical but also potentially pricey. Just yesterday I was encouraged to ask him if he had prayed about it and admitted that I hadn’t
    We’re still trying to figure things.put, but this is such a good reminder that God sees the big picture and can be trusted to show us what to do in each situation. Thanks, Mercy!

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    1. Wow. Glad to know this came in when needed. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Hmm. I believe He will surely guide you both aright. In it all, be open to His leading and you can trust Him in it. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes!. He will. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Looking forward to your testimony, ma’am. โค

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  3. capost2k says:

    Needing a LOVE button for this blog. Always check in with The Presence, direct that inner conversation you have with yourself into a conversation with Jesus. Blessings on you, dear sister.

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    1. Smiles. Aww, this means a lot. ๐Ÿ™Œ Thank you so much for the compliment. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes!. This sums it up. ๐Ÿ“Œ
      Amen. And you too, sir.
      Greetings to the family. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. His ways are always best for us

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    1. Yes, ma’am. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Grateful that we can trust Him with our everything. ๐Ÿ™Œ

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      1. Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

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  5. Perth Girl says:

    This is such a good reminder Mercy. We can rush and forget to include God in our decisions, when His opinion is the one that truly matters.
    Awesome. Thank you for this today.
    Blessings to you ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’™

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    1. Smiles. โค
      Hmm. This is so true!. May we not be hasty in our decisions. ๐Ÿ™
      Glad to share. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Amen and you too, ma’am. ๐Ÿค—

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  6. Dawn says:

    That has happened to me too! I thought I wanted something only to go back later and not want it anymore. You made a great point. We should not rush into things without taking time to think and pray. ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ

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    1. Haha. High five to us on this. ๐Ÿ˜
      True!. Thanks for this summation. โค
      May we be deliberate about this, henceforth. ๐Ÿ™
      Hugs, big sis. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Israel says:

    Thanks for sharing this piece

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    1. Glad to. You are always welcome, Israel. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Hephzibah says:

    True Mercy!
    Itโ€™s so important to pause, pray and then act..
    None should ever rush into things only to regret later!!
    Psalms 32:8 is just apt!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Yes sis. This sums it up – Pause, pray and act!. The PPA. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“Œ
      Yes!. I affirm.
      Smiles. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Blessings to you and the family. โค

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  9. Consulting God before jumping at a decision will always save us a lot of frustration. The Holy Spirit is an energy saving platform๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. This is so true!. It does save us, a lot!.
      Yes!. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Grateful for the presence of Him in us. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  10. I agree that we should allow God, as our partner, in our deisio making.

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    1. Smiles. Yes! He should be the preceding one in it all. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Blessings to you and the family, m’am. โค

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  11. K.L. Hale says:

    What a beautiful post! Your words are amazing and wise. Iโ€™m going to think upon them and allow God to be my second look~He has been many times. And this is a wonderful reminder. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’šโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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    1. Thank you so much, ma’am. โค๐Ÿ˜Š
      Bless God. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Yes and I love that you have been intentional about that. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ™‚
      Blessings to you and your family. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. K.L. Hale says:

        Youโ€™re so welcome โค๏ธ

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  12. Having a second look is always very important. I agree we must involve the Holy Spirit in all our decision making.

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    1. Yes, sis. I agree!.
      Yes to this. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      We can’t go wrong with Him. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Greetings to your family. ๐Ÿค—

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  13. AnuRijo says:

    On his WAY..๐Ÿ™
    Eye opening post

    Thank you for sharing Herry
    Anu@Lafemina

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    1. Smiles. Glad to have shared it. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿค—
      Wishing you a blessed day, ma’am. โค

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  14. This reminds me of when I shop for clothes, which I dislike to do. If I think about an item for too long, then it is not worth buying. For more important issues, I always ask myself, what would Jesus do?
    Great post. God Bless sis.

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    1. Smiles. Aww. I love to do that, though I can be indecisive when it comes to choosing. ๐Ÿ˜

      Love that!. What would Jesus do. ๐Ÿ“Œ

      Thank you so much, ma’am. โค๐Ÿค—
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™

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  15. When we let God take the first and final look, we are in good hands because His thoughts are of good and He knows whatโ€™s best for us beyond our limited human understanding.

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    1. Yes, sis. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      We are in safe hands when it’s God preceding over our decisions.
      Blessings. โค

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  16. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Praise God he is always ready to show us the way, to give us his all-wise counsel, to keep his watchful eye upon us. Thank you, Mercy, for the encouragement!

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    1. Yes, ma’am. ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      You are welcome. ๐Ÿค—
      Blessings to you and the family. โค

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  17. Blessings to you too. So timely for me. I am contemplating of doing something important. And your post is an affirmation and encouragement to look at it through God’s eyes. ๐Ÿ™โ™ฅ๏ธ

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    1. Amen. ๐Ÿ™
      I am really glad to know that it is. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿค—
      I pray that His wisdom shall guide you through it. ๐Ÿ™
      Do have a blessed new week. โค

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      1. To you too.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

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  18. Olayinka Ofi says:

    Thanks so much for getting a wonderful message from the happenings around you.

    Indeed, we need not to lean on our understanding in our decisions. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are welcome, bro. Glad to share. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Hmm. True!.
      We need to continue to rely on Him. ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you too. ๐Ÿค—

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  19. Sometimes, first look can be a mirage, especially when you’re looking from afar. But no one’s looks through the eyes of the master and sees amiss…

    Thanks for sharing sis… It’s been a while here

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    1. Yes bro!. We can’t go wrong when we allow our eyes to see through His. ๐Ÿ“Œ

      Glad to. Thanks for your comments too. ๐Ÿค—
      And good to have you back.
      Blessings.

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  20. Kally says:

    You’ll always inspire me whenever I need it. Awesome post from you again.

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    1. Smiles. Bless God. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you for the compliment, Kally. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      And for reading through. ๐Ÿค—โค
      Blessings to you and family.

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  21. Jenny Furse says:

    Such a great point. Sometimes it’s hard to worry about all of the things I wish I could have handled differently. But I love the idea of letting God be our preceding eyes.

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ
      Hmm. I can relate with you on this. The good part of it is we have each day ahead to make better decisions and involve Him all day and always. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Glad to know you do, sis. โค

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  22. Ihagh G. T. says:

    great post: wisdom for all ages, especially the type of wisdom that young and inexperienced people need to hear and make use of… may GOD guide us so that it will be hammered into our hearts that “not all that glitters is always gold”, especially if one can be patient and take a second, third or even greater look…we need help and the wisdom of GOD who does not see as man sees; man looks at the outward appearance, but GOD looks at the soul…he sees the hidden things

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