As I sat in the room waiting on my lab results, I maintained the hope that this time would be different than before. Unfortunately, I was wrong. After I received the lab results, the doctor came in and advised that both of my pregnancy tests were suspected to be “false positives”. Due to my history, we later determined that I suffered a chemical pregnancy, which is often associated with “false positive” pregnancy test. Although there was a fertilized egg, it never completely implanted or for some reason, it could not continue to grow in my uterus, which resulted in an early miscarriage. At the time I received the positive pregnancy test results, the fate of the baby was already determined but we had no idea.
As I sat in the room, the words “false” and “positive” kept ringing in my ears. After years of infertility, followed by years of back to back pregnancies, I never encountered a false positive pregnancy test and definitely not two of them. How could something that seemed so accurate on the surface end up being wrong? If the tests were truly false positives then the excitement and expectation that my family felt was based on a counterfeit positive result. Although this was a natural situation, I found myself receiving a spiritual awakening and powerful revelation.
Proverbs 16:25 states, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but then end thereof are the ways of death”. There are times when we are believing in and practice ways that seem right. We are definite that these ways are leading us down the right path, however, in actuality they are not. As people of God, we have been given a layout and a specific design that we are commanded to follow. Failure to follow this layout and /or design will cause us to be separated from God and will lead to death. By not abiding by God’s plan and instructions, our spirits will suffer and eventually the relationship that we have worked hard to build will suffocate.
At the present time, it is imperative that we know the truth and that we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us. Many of us are convinced that our ways are correct, but they are actually false positives. In other words, these ways and ideas are built on purposeful deceit, by the enemy. We are looking forward to a successful end, but that end is only an illusion. This road that is spoken of in Proverbs is a road that is an imitation; however, this road closely resembles the correct way. Although the road leads the wrong way, it has been given the attractions needed to fool even the wise.
The road has been padded with luxury statements, which are meant to please our fleshly desires, without the true conviction that comes from the word of God. One that seems to be right, because it is the life that is modeled by those we have put our trust in, however, we have failed to compare it to God’s word. The road has signs that tell us to stop when we should go and signs that tell us to go when we should stop. This road is filled with hidden fears and distractions. Hateful ways are disguised as loving ways and relationships are constantly destroyed while on this road.
As we are traveling on this road, we have a false assurance that we will obtain success, when failure is truly the only destination on the road. Let’s be diligent in our walk with God. We must seek him to ensure that we are not living a life filled with false hope and expectations. Just as there is a road that seems right, there is a road that is right. There is a road filled with strength, hope, guidance, love, fulfillment, healing, deliverance and abundance. There is a road that God has ordained and it will only guide us into his loving truth. There is a road that will lead to restored relationships, forgiveness and success. There is a road that is not a “false positive” but truly is “positive”.
“The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.” Proverbs 12:15