Today’s post is an editorial On Google, Guessing, and Being Gullible!

What’s the first or second thing you do when a member of your household has a health challenge? Or another type of family challenge? OR what about a spiritual question?

To save time, let’s just take the health question for our example. Do you “Google” it and then decide what you should do based on those results? You and I both know that’s what many do these days. We have become an info-addicted global society.

How do you think marketing executives came up with the idea for the ad campaign where the folks said, “No, I’m not a (surgeon, mechanic, computer expert, etc.) but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night”?

You can see it all over social media in comments like, “little Johnny has such-and-such and I read on the internet…” or “I researched on the internet… and bought such-and-such.” Then 30 comments and opinions follow on what everyone else has found, tried, heard about or purchased.

It’s also by the way, what is driving the multi-trillion dollar pharmaceutical industry’s use of television ads, so the consumer can go to the doctor already knowing what drug to ask for to treat what they have self-diagnosed before ever walking into the office. (I often wonder about these consumers… but that is a soapbox that is way too big for this one post. I’ll save that one for Doc when we are on the road teaching! As a Pharmacist and a Chiropractic Physician, it’s one of his favorites.)

During our many years in clinical practice, as the internet became more available, it became increasingly common to encounter new patients coming in, already decided in their minds about what was wrong and what they should do regarding their problem. I often wondered in those cases why they bothered to come in and pay for a visit, only to leave and ignore the course of action prescribed. Or some call back later and say, “After I left I found such and such on the internet and wondered if I should take that or do that instead?”

In our clinic, I would kindly reply by repeating the instructions from their chart, typically receiving this reply: “Well I already bought this instead… the health food store told me this was the same or better.”

Good luck with that. I am certain they are more qualified and anointed to advise you. No, I didn’t (usually) say that. But the temptation was always there. SMILE & SMH (shake my head)  🙂

Now, don’t get me wrong and please don’t hear what I am not saying.

Some knowledge is helpful. You should learn about health and your body. And, if you just pick a doctor out of the yellow pages and have no leading of the Holy Spirit, then yes, you might want to have some kind of education on what is a good course of action. And it is good to use wisdom. And, yes, you can learn from people in the health food store too. So YES, be informed. But use that knowledge to be cooperative not combative with people positioned to help you!

If you pray, ask the Lord, believe God for help and wisdom and He sends it to you… then why would people not listen to those the Lord places right in their paths to help them? Why do so many today insist on “Google, guessing, and being gullible”?

When you have people in your life who you know God has anointed and appointed for certain gifts and talents and wisdom, why do people, in mass, insist on doing it themselves, going their own way? Or trying every new thing that just anyone tells them about? Because ‘the hopper’ is more fun! Right? (Another commercial reference. You’d think I watch a lot of TV, but I don’t!  I guess these commercials just got my attention because they are so revealing!)

I remember speaking with a new acquaintance referred to me by a mutual friend. She had some specific questions for me about her health and the path she should take to overcome some challenges. I shared some tips she could employ in her recovery of health, to which she dismissed saying she was aware of those things already. She informed me that she is personal friends with Dr. Don Colbert,  a well-known physician from Florida. Not phased nor impressed, I mentioned that Doc and I are trained in many of the same techniques and protocols as Dr. Colbert, having studied under many of the same scientists and physicians for years, and having shared several patients through the years as well.

But, curious, I did ask what he might have advised on the issue since she was both a friend and a patient. She replied, “Well, he dismissed me and won’t see me any more because I wouldn’t ever follow his instructions.”  My reply?  “Really? Hmmm.  OK. How about we just agree in prayer right now that God will reveal to you the root of these health challenges and give you the eyes to see, shall we?”  {Smile & SMH}

God had placed not one, but at least two qualified, experienced, godly physicians in this woman’s life to answer her prayers for help. And she was still bent on doing it her own way, with Google, guessing, and being gullible.

Do you see? It’s a insistent rebellion against helpful authority and even more, the contradiction destroys the faith we claim to be operating in for results!

This is the key to HUGE breakthrough for many many people right now in many areas, including health!

What is it that makes people so insistent on doing it our way? Knowing it all? Is it independence? Insecurity? Insolence? Let’s sum it up in the root:

It is pride.

Pride always causes us to think we know more. Pride always places self-sufficiency over trust in God. Pride is self-centered and independent. Pride is the root of “the disease to please”. Pride says “I do it!” “I know how.” “I know best.” Pride makes us unteachable. Pride causes us to be ever learning never comprehending Truth. Pride rejects the provision of God.

Pride pretends. Pride doesn’t ask a question to learn the answer. Pride asks a question in order to share an already formed opinion.

It’s familiarity. It’s jealousy. It’s the “Who is this?” syndrome.

Here’s a perfect example of this “Google, guessing, and being gullible” mindset in this commercial. It’s only 32 seconds long so take a look:

So, I ask you again, why trust your health with “Google, Guessing, and Being Gullible”?

Everything you read is not true, not healthy, and certainly not everything is godly. Even if it has a fish sticker on it. Even if it is written in a Christian magazine. That’s something to consider with great weight.

I trained for several months directly under Dr. Lance Wallnau and Dr. Clarice Fluitt. Dr Wallnau often says that so many people go through life sitting right next to their “Boaz” (God’s supernatural provision) and never even bother to start a conversation, always expecting their answer to come in another person or form.

Get to know those who labor among you. Like Doc and I. Get to know us! If we are in your life, or walking right beside you, or sitting with you in church, or appearing in your feed every day, there just might be a reason beyond what you have considered.

Think on that a bit. And we will have another content-rich educational blog up again in a few days!

Until then, we invite you to avail yourselves of the Q&A daily on our Facebook page. We never diagnose or give specific personal medical advice on Facebook, social media, the internet, nor by email. We do deliver a wealth of health and healing education on the Facebook page, our blog, and in the team forums. And a brand new Bootcamp begins on August 6, 2013.

We are called to educate, activate, challenge, and equip.

Michelle Pearson is a dynamic wellness coach, speaker, author, and mountain taker. As a powerful minster and speaker, the Founder & President of Picture of Health Inc, she has taken the lessons learned and wisdom gained during her personal health journey of the past 19 years and has passionately made it her life’s mission to share it with others.

Her covenant and committed purpose is to educate, activate, challenge and equip others to live a full, satisfying life! Whether teaching in health seminars or preaching powerfully in healing meetings, Michelle activates the power of God and employs state-of-the-art resources to produce significant and lasting health breakthroughs in the lives who choose to connect.

Dr. Ray Pearson is a licensed Chiropractic Physician and a Pharmacist, with over 40 years in healthcare.  Dr. Ray has post-graduate training and certification in numerous advanced wellness therapies and Chiropractic techniques. A favorite part of every conference or meeting series in the one-on-one time with God’s wisdom for health and healing through private appointments with Dr. Ray Pearson.  Academically, Dr. Pearson holds degrees in Biology, Pharmacy, Doctor of Chiropractic, Magna Cum Laude from Victory Bible Institute  and World Missions Training.

Continually learning more to help and share with others, he and wife, Michelle, have more than 1000 hours of continuing education in advanced nutrition and wellness topics.

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Michelle's mission is to educate, activate, challenge and equip others to live a full, satisfying life, ever growing in the Kingdom of God.

Michelle is a mountain-taker in all expressions of her calling. Sometimes it is on literal mountains leading ladies on spiritual adventures in faith. Other days, it is consulting with Kingdom-minded businesses and ministries to develop professional website platforms and social media strategies. Still other times, you will find her training mountain-takers to possess their physical land - their health, spirit, soul, and body - teaching classes and doing wellness evaluations for churches and corporations large and small, as well as providing "secret service" concierge wellness services for other speakers and ministers.

Wherever the call of God takes her, she firmly believes it is time for Christian businesses, entrepreneurs, and ministry leaders to be diligent to ‘write the vision and post it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may be able to read it easily and quickly as they hasten by.’ And then ACT on the vision.

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