So I was driving back from Zimbabwe with the Prof, eating really good biltong... At some point I could feel there was a toothpick in the midst of the biltong… Being absent minded, I ate until there was nothing left, not even the toothpick... My stomach started feeling funny, it remained painful until this morning when I drew a lesson from it. It was as if God was saying "of all the biltong in the bag mayest thou eat of, but eat not of the toothpick at the centre of the biltong"
Those that have ears let them hear. Consider the biltong as your garden of Eden, and the toothpick as the fruit of knowledge of good and evil... the biltong as your blessing, your promised land, and the toothpick as the accursed things, idols and false gods, the biltong as your boy or girl friend or fiance, and the toothpick as the fruit of knowledge of good and evil, the biltong as your work place and toothpick as that attractive colleague or assistant..
It has always been a tactic of the enemy to hide your curse or your snare in the middle of your blessing to convince you that it's part of your inheritance or your blessing, like the spoils of war. Consider Eve and Adam in the garden, consider Achan in Joshua 7:1, the Bible says
"But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, … took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against the children of Israel."
It’s simple, eat of every other tree, just leave the one that God instructed you the leave out, enter the promised land, just make sure you obey the commandment of the Lord and take not of the accursed spoils of war. While the Lord is blessing you in your work, your love life, in your every aspect as He said he would, be vigilant that you remember that even in your blessings and victory, the enemy can find ways to turn that into your curse and disconnect with God.
My Peace I give you - Shalom