Have you ever seen a display or bowl of fake fruit or food?
They can look so legit, until you get closer and inspect them. Sometimes, they are so authentic looking that you may even have to touch it or taste it to realize it is a counterfeit. A big ole FAKE!
The counterfeit market is such a big problem. I saw a documentary stating it was a multi-billion dollar industry.
People passing off fakes as authentic items and getting lots of money to dupe and lie to people.
People duping people, people using people, people lying to people, all that is not something new and not just happening in the designer watch and purse markets. It happens everyday, even in Christian circles, churches, and ministries.
We have all discovered those wolves hiding in sheep’s clothing.
We usually discover it not by seeing a little zipper exposed or a raveled thread. Although our discernment may pick up on those things; it usually happens by personally being wounded by someone that appeared authentic, but instead really turned out to be an abuser or user.
So, the moral peeps –
Inspect the fruit!
or food, or purse or watch or person….
It can seem robust and lush and shiny and beautiful or enticing and authentic, but once you really inspect it, touch it, spend some time with it, and maybe taste it, it could be just a Big Ole Fake!
I saw this funny Meme… It said,
“Try to remember the greener grass across the fence may be due to a septic tank issue.”
Discernment is key!
Lord, thank You that nothing hidden stays hidden. Reveal to us those counterfeit alignments and associations that are not for us. Bring us the authentic real alignments and Divine Connections You have designed for us to carry out Your assignments, plans, and purposes. Give us discernment and clear vision to recognize those counterfeits and wolves in sheep’s clothing. May we move in boldness and courage to walk away and release them. We trust You to sift the wheat from the chaff.
~ XXOO Michelle