Lust of the Flesh will destroy you financially and make you miserable
At the peak of my financial services career, I was very well sought-after and received a huge following of fans throughout the Asia-Pacific region. As I travelled to various destinations for my speaking and training engagements, I was naturally surrounded by many young, attractive and beautiful ladies. Despite my conscious effort to steer clear of trouble, my flesh gave way to temptations. Soon, I found myself involved in short-stint relationships with myriad attractive ladies. I was trapped by the “Lust of the Flesh”. I was entangled in a web of adulteries. Everyday, I fought my conscience to withstand the onslaught of temptations of such fleshly beauties. In most instances, I lost. I was putting my marriage, my relationships with my wife and my children at risk. I was taking a huge gamble. Soon enough, I lost my bet and suffered the painful consequences of a broken marriage and also, lost custody of my children. Another consequence followed in immediate effect – great financial loss. As part of the divorce settlement, I had to provide my estranged wife and children with alimony and the division of matrimonial assets. As a result of this failed marriage, I was on the verge of bankruptcy. This is a painful period in my life that I regret the most.
The route to success is often ensnared with many traps and temptations. Man or woman; young or old, we all face risks of falling into such traps. The secret to staying away from such peril is to be constantly vigilant against such risk exposures, and to be responsible and accountable to a mentor.
One of my very close friends, married with two children has had a similar experience. However, he got himself into much bigger and deeper trouble. He was 50 years old when he met and fell in love with a sweet-looking girl whom he kept as a mistress. In the heat of his passionate liaison with his mistress, he decided to divorce his wife.
Loaded with a large sum of money from his retirement gratuity, my friend decided to build a new home and family with his mistress in another country. Having handed all his money to his mistress to build their new home, his family back in Singapore was left stranded and had to fend for themselves.
As if God was really watching all these from heaven above, catastrophe struck my friend – his mistress ran away with all his money! All his savings and retirement funds were gone in a flash. Now, it was his turn to be left stranded- without mistress without money, without ‘home’ and without his family. If he had resisted the temptation, he would not have gotten himself into such a great mess and would have been enjoying his golden retirement with his family and loved ones by now. The “Lust of the Flesh” caught up with him and he had certainly failed the test.
Are you encountering the test of the “Lust of the Flesh”? Are you running away or welcoming it? The “Lust of the Flesh” is dangerous and it will destroy your financial plan overnight. Resist it!
GARDEN OF EDEN – WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AND WHY GOD ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN?
Is all about choices that we make – God gave us a choice and Eve made and choice and offered that fruit of knowledge to Adam – why Adam didn’t resist? If he had only resist – we will be in a differently world today.
Garden of Eden, in the Old Testament Book of Genesis, biblical earthly paradise inhabited by the first created man and woman, Adam and Eve, prior to their expulsion for disobeying the commandments of God. It is also called in Genesis the Garden of Yahweh, the God of Israel, and, in Ezekiel, the Garden of God.
WHICH ANGEL SUPPOSE TO GUARD THE GATES OF EDEN AND PROTECT ADAM AND EVE?