Heed the warnings God gives you.
We don’t have to wait for everything to get worse before we seek God’s face. Sometimes God is speaking to us very quietly through circumstances. God is speaking to us through people, God is telling us to get out of certain relationships. Get out and stop going to certain places that we keep going. God is telling us to stop connecting our selves with certain things that we are doing or stop repeating certain behaviours. And God keeps warming and warning and warning us, but we keep going that way. And we go that way and we stop and realise, and God forgives us. And after God forgives us we go back to the old ways that we used to walk in .
And Nebucchadnezer was deffinitely someone that I believe the Lord spoke through circumstances to wake Him up and direct Him into His will. But He kept walking out of God’s will by serving other idols and walking in pride. And with Nebuchadnezer , even though God gave Daniel wisdom and revelation not only to reveal His dream but also interpret it, He was amazed for a time, and glorified God , but went back to His old ways again of pride and Idolatory. And again God used Shadrach Meshach and abed-Nego to show Nebuchadnezer that He is the only true and living God,and that was still not enough for Him To change. He glorified God for a moment , but still went back in His old ways.
God can keep warning us through circumstances, and will draw us to Him through His mighty power, by allowing us to witness the amazing miracles He can do. But when we don’t listen and keep walking down the old road.The warning stops happening around us and we become the victims or slaves of our own sin. In the sense that the sins will bruise us and break us, and that sin can even become an attitude, but God doesn’t want it to get to that extent.
2 peter 3:27 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness,
Galatians 6:7Don’t be misled– you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.
In Daniel 5, Ndbuchadnezzer started to reap the products of His sin. God’s warning through dreams and miracles was not enough to change Him. So now He had experience the change before He surrendered. God gave Him time to change.
We should not allow our eyes to be fooled, when we see people living out of God’s will and things look as if they are going on well. God has a set time for everything and He gives them time to change.
Nebucchadnezer went from Living on the throne to been driven out from his throne to eating grass like an animal, a His body started to transform into the features of a bird.
That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like Eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.
But God been so merciful, when Nebuchadnezzar repented and praised God and acknowledged that God is the Most High and only God and humbled himself, God restored everything back to Him.
We don’t have to get to the level where God has stripped everything of us, before we learn to recognize Him. The little warnings God gives you now , heed them. The convictions you get when you go to that place, or involve yourself in that relationship, don’t ignore them. Wake up now. We don’t have to wait for things to get worse or broken or destroyed before we wake up.
God restored everything Nebuchadnezzer lost, but which meant He had to loose it all, and almost go crazy. And that’s good because God restored Him. But we don’t have to go through a process of even loosing it, if we heed the warnings and obey Him first. If we just listen to Him and do as He tells us. We don’t have to go through a process of loosing everything first. We need to learn to be humble and listen. We don’t have to get to that stage where God has stripped everything of us, don’t have to get to that stage of being on the sick bed,been involved in accident or gunshot, or a even to the extent of death before we wake up. We don’t have to wait for a hurricane to come, when God has already showed us a storm. We give dominion over to sin when we disobey God. Because sin will wreck us.