When weather patterns begin to change and the storm approaches, we can clearly see it in the sky, right before our eyes. The sun hides behind the clouds; they begin to darken. Soon you’ll see drops of water sitting on your window pane, your clothing or against buildings. Maybe you’ll even get a glimpse of lightning flashes and sounds of rumbling known as thunder, either before or not too long after the downpour begins. If it’s more harsh weather conditions such as a tornado, the same applies – you can see it developing.
It is also possible for the weather to change without any indication. He’s God and He can do that!
Just as you can see the weather patterns change and storms approaching, you can also see the storms of life as they approach. Some of your life storms have a pattern as well. Maybe it’s that broken relationship that ended and look – now here’s comes another potential “storm” and he/she looks JUST like the last; same book, different chapter. Or perhaps you’re in a conversation with your spouse and the body language and tone of the communication tells you that the conversation is going to end in a disagreement.
Oftentimes we see the signs. We notice the patterns. Instead of taking shelter, we run towards the storm like storm chasers.
We know if we flirt around with that man, the end result. We know if we are in specific environments, the environment and the people will produce ungodly behavior from us.
The Lord told us to run away from storms, not towards them. Don’t be a storm chaser.
Abstain from all appearance of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:22, KJV)