I hear the word obedience thrown around a lot by Christians but are we truly obedient? The word obedience in the Webster’s Dictionary means “submission to another’s authority”. In the Greek it means “To hear under.” So, we need to hear what God says and do it. This sounds simple enough, but are we really doing this?
Honestly, I believe we all struggle with obedience. I believe the flesh has a hard time submitting to anything or anyone. If we are honest, the human side of us likes to do what we want to do when we want to do it. We are fine with being obedient to God as long as being obedient doesn’t interfere with our plans, but the minute being obedient changes our plans we start to question God. We start to think we are not hearing him correctly. We say, “God can’t be asking me to do that because he knows I want to do this?” Typically, when this happens we do one of two things. We continue doing what we wanted to do in the first place and we dismiss what God is telling us to do or we stop dead in our tracks and do nothing. Is this true obedience?
A lot of times God takes us over hills and around curves so we can’t see what lies ahead, just to see if we will obey and follow him. I believe if we truly obey and follow him then what lies ahead for us is much greater than any plans we could ever dream of on our own. However, this is a test that I believe a lot of us as Christians fail. This test takes a lot of strength, courage and commitment to pass and I think today a lot of us are dealing with the consequences of failing this test.
Let’s pray today for the strength and courage from God to truly be obedient and follow him wherever he may lead us.
Thanks for reading this and I hope you all have a great day in Jesus Christ!!