Obedience: Where you go I’ll go
If God asked you to do something difficult, how would you respond? Will you obey him and trust that he has a special purpose for his request? Will you be satisfied with the knowledge that the pain involved in obedience may only benefit those whom you serve and not you personally? These are all questions to ask yourself when it is time to be obedient.
Obedience is something that always sounds so easy until God tells you to do something out of your comfort zone or tells you to do something you don’t want to do. It’s kind of like you’re playing tug a war with God. You want to do what he says because he is God, and he knows what is best but at the same time we as humans may want to do something else. Most of the time, even if we sincerely do want to be obedient, we still find ourselves struggling. We obey God’s command not because we have to, but because we should want to. When you love someone, you do things that you dislike not because you really want to but just because you love that person; the same thing applies to your obedience to God. Obedience is difficult like everything else that is good for us in life.
A story in the bible that shows a lot of trust and obedience is in Genesis 12. God promised to bless Abram by making him the father of a great nation; however, there was one condition. Abram had to do what God wanted him to do. This meant leaving his home and friends and traveling to a new land. Abram obeyed, leaving his home for God’s promise of even greater blessings in the future. God may be trying to lead you to a place of greater service and usefulness for him. Don’t let the comfort and security of your present position make you miss God’s plan for you. Are you willing to go where he sends you? As long as you say yes to God whether you go kicking and screaming, he is still going to use you because you were obedient to the call that he has placed over your life.
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