Summary: If we were to really look at what is hindering us we would realize that it is the smallest thing.
We Let The Smallest Things Come Between Us and God
Scripture Reference: Genesis 3:6 (KJV)
Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
When God created man he was showing off to the world how he could create something that was like him (Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.). Man was supposed to have almost the same power and authority as God. In fact, man was supposed to command complete submission of everything around him when God was away. This was truly a match made in heaven. The only thing that God told man to stay away from was the tree that bared the forbidden fruit.
In (Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.) God told Adam directly not to eat of the fruit of this tree. Though he had shown Adam his goodness and given him the responsibility as ruler over the world God gave Adam one simple law that he was not to break. God wanted Adam to never partake from a certain tree. This seemed so simple for a man who had so much.
What is that one simple thing that God has told us not to do?
Are we doing it anyway?
Do we think that a God who is everywhere at every time does not see everything that we are doing?
How do we think that he controls every little move you make (when we are in his will) without being there to see those moves.
Since Adam there have been many men great and small to lose many things both of great importance and of little significance but nothing can compare to the loss that Adam took by committing this one little sin. Since the day of Adam God has not gained any power neither has he lost any power he is still the same God able to do all things. We have to ask ourselves with all of the big sins that we have committed how should we ever expect to be allowed to even look into heaven.
Not only did Adam sin and lose the kingdom but he also lost his mind. It would seem that when we make the biggest mistake that we have ever made or will ever make the one thing that we want to do for certain is get help. It would take a man who has lost his whole mind to hide from the one person that could help them. In (Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.) we see Adam and Eve trying to hide from God almighty. In my opinion I would have to run to him to save me.
Satan still has us running and hiding from God just as he did Adam in this particular verse. Man has the audacity to think and even attempt to hide when they sin as if there were a place that they could hide. When a person finds himself trying to hide from God he will look for the deepest darkest corner of the world that he could find. (Doesn’t that sound like somewhere that Satan would want to live.) In other words when we think that we are hiding from God what we are actually doing is getting closer to Satan.
Satan is doing what he does best, he is trying to destroy your mind. He wants to blur your vision that you may destroy yourself. He doesn’t have power but if he could only make you take the power that you have and use it against God then he has you where he wants you. Wouldn’t that be a perfect way for Satan to start your demise, by making you think that you don’t want God to see you.
God had given Adam the direct assignment to rule his entire world with no competition or worries yet he let the smallest thing (forbidden fruit) completely take him out of the divine will of God. Just as he did with Adam, God has given us the power to rule our world as well. Many of us would rather not receive this blessing because of the enormous responsibility that comes along with being in charge but it is true, “We are more than conquerors“.