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The Skunk Test

Posted by Dr Dale Goodman on July 21, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The Skunk Test


Skunks smell. Sometimes, we smell too, by the lives we live. We smell of deceit, arrogance, selfishness, greed, disrespect, abuse, and on and on it goes. So when the skunk test comes, will there be any odor displeasing to God and hurtful to others?


“The Lord tests the heart.” Proverbs 17:3b


The Lord often tests our hearts in moments of stress, adversity, frustration and just not getting our way. We are tested in areas of honesty, consistency, compassion, fidelity, finances, love, communication, commitment, hurt, betrayal, bitterness, selfishness, greed, purity, obedience, humility, etc.


So, how are you doing? Are you passing the skunk test for an odorless Christ-like living? Where is darkness taking over? What could be hindering your relationship with God and others? Is there any room in your heart for Jesus?


Why don’t you give God all your heart now! Release your fear, guilt, shame and life completely to Him. He will forgive you and fill your heart with His Spirit, love, peace, purpose and power, resulting in greater fulfillment, favor and blessings for your life?


“Lord, help me to see how much I lose when I lose you. My perspective on my life and all of life gets distorted when I don’t make space for you, obscuring your love for me” (Daily Office, 2008, p. 3).


“Our goal is to love God with our whole being, to be consistently conscious of God through our daily life (Daily Office, 2008, p.12).


For the glory of God,


Categories: Life, Marriage/Parenting, Men/Leadership