Obedience is work...

Throughout life, as believers, what others refer to as their "gut feeling", we acknowledge as the Spirit leading, guiding, and directing us...on countless occasions, we may find ourselves in situations, where we want to do, or don't want to do something, but there is a force pulling or pushing us in a certain direction...

As humans, we've been blessed with the ability to reason...we can justify why something that we know is wrong isn't wrong, we can argue against right...and, at times, it really doesn't take much effort at all to ignore the Spirit... we simply refuse to do what we know we should do... we make excuses...we tell ourselves we have more time...we convince ourselves that what makes sense to most doesn't really make sense to us...we choose to believe that even though we should act on something, we don't have to...

This cycle manifests in many...and it transitions from the smallest and seemingly most irrelevant of things to the largest and most important of things... stability-forming, health-altering, salvation-jeopardinzing, life-changing decisions...many consistently go against the grain...go against their gut... war in their spirit...

But why? Why do we choose what feels good over what feels right? Do we have an issue with believing what is right will make us happy? Is there confusion around what is right and what is wrong? Are we seeking validation from outside sources that have no connection to not only to our spirit, but the Spirit speaking to us?

Obedience...such a hard pill to swallow for many of us... it's like the Spirit is saying "Do this, and do it this way..." and we're like, "Noooo!!!! I don't want to do that...and I don't want to do it that way...I want to keep doing what I'm doing...even though it's not working well for me, I want to keep doing things my way and can you just make what I want and the way I want to go about getting it work for me???"

Uuummm...no.... There are many callings on many of us...we get sidetracked, preoccupied...we lose desire to fulfill destinies...we allow hurt, pain, anger and bitterness to keep us from blessings...we just do not want to obey... time after time...chance after chance...wake up call after wake up call...uugh... why do we do this to ourselves...

We will accept something that looks good over something that really is good... smh...

And as I write this, I'm thinking on myself...if I wrote down the list of things I did that I felt deep down at some point or another I shouldn't have done??? Shameful... And if I wrote down another list of everything I know I should have, and should be doing right now??? Overwhelmingly scary!!!

But the Lord placed a sacrifice on my heart some months ago...now, in essence, the sacrifice He called me to do shouldn't really be a sacrifice because it's wrong anyway...like, i shouldnt be doing it anyway... period... but knowing me, He called me to take a break, if you will, set myself apart, take some time to focus on other things...and I've been trudging along doing just what He asked me to do, or not to do... some days it's easy...other days it's hard...some days I come close to failing Him on this...and some might say in certain instances I have failed so I might as well give it up...but I'm still holding on... for what?

I don't know... yet...

The blessing in being obedient in this hasn't been revealed to me yet... that simple... I mean, I know right from wrong, I know what I've done right and what I've done wrong...and even in this sacrifice, I still don't do everything else right... but I'm trying my best to do this one thing right... and even though I don't know the answer to the "for what?" right now, I know WHY I'm doing it!

Because the Spirit of the Lord told me to and I trust HIM with my life!!!!! I truly believe that by the end of this sacrifice HE will not only reveal to me the answer to "for what?", but I will be blessed through it as well...

OBEDIENCE IS WORK!!! It's doing things the Spirit has called you to do and not always knowing the who, what, when or HOW!!!

The constant with obedience is always the same...and that's the WHEN!!! With obedience the answer to WHEN is always NOW!!!

I don't believe the Spirit whispers "Hey...can you do this thing for me 10 years from now???"... it's more like it's telling us to do it NOW, and we choose to heed the call to obedience 10 years from now... OBEDIENCE IS A CALLING!!! Obedience to the Spirit and Word of God...not people...God... And OBEDIENCE is WORK!!! Are you up for the task?

Be encouraged, that whatever the Spirit is asking you to do, or not do, will work for your good...it may not seem fair...you may not like how it feels now...it may be hard and you can't fully understand how you'll accomplish this, but TRUST HIM!!!! Has He ever failed you?

When my time of sacrifice is finished, I will share my testimony on how my call to obedience changed not just me, but my life...

Stay Tuned...

~ Resse

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