“Maybe this time… maybe this time I will be consistent in my blogging. Maybe this time, some of that hard-won experience will show up in my writing. Maybe this time I won’t care about what others think or what kind of response I get. Maybe this time I’ll suck it up and be obedient. Even if I have nothing to say.”
Isn’t that the crux of obedience to God? We don’t have any idea of the outcome, but we’re still supposed to “do” whatever He calls us to. Being obedient may cause us to be rejected, hurt or even killed. Yet, we are called to it.
“To obey is better than sacrifice” 1 Samuel 15:22
Sacrifice is SO much easier! We can estimate the results. We know exactly what we are giving up. We can plan for it.
But God wants obedience. To walk (sometimes) blindly into His plan.
What were we created for? Think about it… Love. Relationship. Worship… TO BE WHO HE CREATED US TO BE.
And we can’t “be” that person unless we completely trust in Him. And that trust is built by obedience. That doesn’t mean obedience won’t hurt – it can. Still obedience is the surest way to alignment with God’s will. By obedience we find our “sweet spot” – that overwhelming knowledge that we are doing what we were put here to do. It doesn’t come quickly. In my experience it can take years of rebellion and false sacrifice and eventually true humility to reach that spot. And quite often it doesn’t last long and then the sweetness is gone.
But we aren’t here for the sweetness – we are here for Him. By Him. With Him.
Just a Monday observation.