These last few weeks, I’ve been reading and thinking on a lot. I finished the book of Exodus this weekend and that is partly what promoted me to do this post. Many of us say we love God and that we want all the blessings he had for us, but yet when he tells us to do something we either don’t obey or we obey slowly. In this walk with God we have to learn how to trust and obey him. We need to trust and obey him even when the situation looks like it’s not what we want. If it’s what God wants, then it will work for our good.
How many times has God asked you to do something or not do something and you did it anyone and something bad happened? I can think of a few of those instances. Take the children of Israel for example in the book of Exodus. God promised them he would take them out of bondage and into a land of milk and honey but they had to follow his directions and obey his commandments. After God set them free from Phaoroh and fed them daily manna, they still coudnt obey. They disobeyed God so much that they never mad it into this land of milk and honey. The stayed in the wilderness for many years and died there when they were only supposed to be there for a few days. And the main reason for them not making it, was disobedience. While God does have grace and mercy, after a while he will stop giving you all those chances. He gets tired too. Also we have to remember that God is a gentlemen, he’s not gonna force his way into your life or force you to obey his word, he gives us free will.
I was talking to my best friend last night and I told her I was considering moving. I told her I liked the city I was in but I wanted to be closer to more family at this point. As we went on talking and I kept thinking, I told her I know God sent me here to this city by myself because he had to break me. I was way to dependent on people and he had to break me from that and some other things. He had to teach me some lessons. We serve a jealous God and he wants nothing before him.
With that being said, just think back on what God has been asking you to do lately. Have you been ignoring him out of fear? You can ignore God all you want and try to run, but you will never get to your land of milk and honey until you obey his commands and pass the test he is trying to give you. How quick or slow you get to your promise land is totally up to you. God will take you around the same circles over and over again until you get it. Once you get it, take those things you’ve learned and apply them to your life once you get to that land of milk and honey. The land will be different for all of us, it will be your land of abundance. Stop struggling and barely getting by and obey God’s voice. If you think he’s not telling you to do anything, you’re just not listening. Trusting his word and believing that he will keep his promises is necessary but until you obey his voice, you will never get those promises. So the next time God asks you to do something, obey him quickly. That one act of obedience could lead to that breakthrough you’ve been praying about.
Thanks for Reading,