How do you react when God is giving you a good reality check?
I got a new job and I have to quit my current job. I am not handling having two jobs well but I don’t want to quit. There is a stubbornness that is going against the logical part of my brain that is saying ‘YOU’RE NUTS!’ So I prayed and said “God, if you want me to quit the job you have to make it really, REALLY clear to me.”
So there I was waiting for an answer, waiting for a sign from heaven to grace me at any moment. But it came it a different way. The hard word come through by Pastor; a person that has been appointed to lead me and whom I trust. They said that God woken them up during the middle of the night to tell me to quit! I didn’t want to hear it but I knew it was right and true. I knew what I had to do.
At times we don’t like it when God challenges us. We don’t like it when he is pointing the truth out to us and we don’t want to accept it because it’s either too hard or too painful.
To obey or not to obey, that is the question. By receiving what God has for us and not pushing it aside, we are choosing to grow and to learn and in turn, we become more Christ-like. It may be a painful lesson and instruction but my friend, there is always more fruit to bear in the end.
Psalm 119:57You are my portion, O Lord; I have promised to obey your words.