But when we obey God’s teaching, his love is truly working in us. This is how we know that we are living in him. 1 John 2:5
Don’t reason with the truth: when He says something in His word, follow what He says.
Our Lord God is always on the move. He’s always doing things in, for and and through us. This means that He involved in all the details of our lives, not only church activities or spiritual things- but also temporal things.
The problem is that we want what we want, and we want how we imagined it and when we want it. And the truth is that with God, we come second. This is a good thing, depending how you see it. When you’re perspective is focused on God is for me, and not against– you can trust that His plan is good for you. But if you lack faith in God and knowledge of His character, then you will find it a harder task to trust and obey Him.
The Lord may be trying to establish us in a position, whether it’s ministerial, in the secular or in our respective families: while we would be focused on our failures, our hopes and desires, or even what’s wrong in our lives. God needs us to accomplish what He desires for us! It’s a partnership. He will not force us, but He will instruct us and we decide whether to obey or disobey. Refocus your attention: God is doing something over on this level, but you are focused on other things.
You see King Saul chose to disobey God, because he wanted to please the people: God had told him to destroy the Amalekites. He instead spared the life of Amalek, and kept his animals! So, because he chose his own will and desire- God left him. God didn’t destroy Saul, Saul destroyed himself. It’s scary isn’t it!?
Step fully into what God is doing and let Him guide you into where He wants to take you. Trust God and obey Him: He has our best interest at heart.
Most holy God, benevolent father you are Lord and you are good, your mercy endures forever. Help us today to keep our eyes focused on you. Let us not go astray, and convict us when we are making a wrong turn. We give you praise for your grace and faithfulness. Thank you Lord for directing us into the hope of your calling for us in Christ. In Jesus name, Amen.