“They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind” Hosea 8:7
He was in a coma because of an overdose on drugs and it was time for him to walk a new direction. Support structures were now in place. There was a community ready to support him but he had to make the decision to fight the addiction or continue to live a life of sowing the wind. Many of us know stories like this. We see God trying to reach them to heal them and to save them. Yet, they continue to sow the wind. So what are we to do???
Maybe like Hosea. God is calling us to speak a prophetic word into someone’s life. Hosea has spent a lot of time talking about sin. We never want to be judgmental or belittling but some of us know people who are simply destroying their lives and they are or will be soon reaping the whirlwind. May God give us the wisdom and the boldness to speak challenging words to those who need to recognize that the way they are living will lead to certain death.
Written by: Michelle, A Refuge guest ~ October 2013