Genesis 3.6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate.
External voices create an opportunity to see something new. Sometimes this is an incredible opportunity to grow. We don’t want to live in our narrow worlds. We want to have our minds expand to the fullness of what God has for us. I think the object of what Eve desired was part of how God created us. She desired good food and that which is pleasing to the eye. She desired wisdom. God wants us to be physically provided for and even be able feast. He also wants us to be wise. But what does that mean to be wise. Knowledge can be power and how do we know when we are ready for certain knowledge. She also was trusting in her perspective and her actions demonstrated her desire to take control and the responsibility to meet her desires. I feel like God has been gently showing me where my desire is to be responsible, my desire to do the right thing in all situations, my desire to eat that which is pleasing to my eye are always not wrong, but my heart motivation needs to be transformed and how I obtain these things I desire is something I can surrender to God and allow Him to give them to me as He sees best. It’s a bit freeing and feels like He is cultivating a renewed child-like faith. Can I simply trust that He truly knows what I need, when I need it and be grateful and content? Can I seek His face and just know that He will take care of my needs? Can I be joyful when He says don’t eat that?