Have you ever driven a vehicle in desperate need of wheel alignment? It’s not a pleasure to steer such a vehicle. It’s hard work keeping the vehicle on the road as it often tends to veer to the left or the right. You either battle to keep it on the road instead of going into the bushes, or you battle to keep it on your side of the road away from oncoming traffic.
Our lives are the same. If we are not aligned to the Word of God, we head off in the wrong direction and it is usually followed with damage of some sorts. And there is no grey area here; either we are aligned to the Word of God or we are not. Satan always tries to get us to the point where we are not aligned with the Word of God. He brings in subtle lies that usually sound much nicer than the truth in the Scriptures. Or, he brings in lies that we will believe simply because we do not know the scriptures. Let me give you an example right in the beginning of the Bible.
Genesis 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Genesis 3:1-5 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Did you see that? God created man in His likeness. Satan said they would become like God if they sinned. They didn’t know the truth, so they believed the lie.
If we do not spend enough time to align ourselves to the Word of God, we will fall for any lie the devil presents to us. That is why God said in Hosea 4:6 …my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.
We cannot stand on the promises if we don’t know them. We cannot fulfil our destiny if we don’t know where we are heading. We cannot accomplish what God wants us to do if we do not understand our authority and our power. We have to make time to get into the Word of God in order to align ourselves with the Word.