Is Obeying Man important to you than Obeying God? – Sometimes, we get to a cross road where we fail to see the future and make shortsighted choice in obedience to man neglecting the leadings of the Spirit of God. Are we following man at the times of the storm or we are following God?
There are difficult situations that you God may not show you how it ends, but as a man, we seem to be worried about sufferings on earth and forget the promise of an eternal glory. We find the easy way out which sometimes go contrary to the will of God. Our cushion and song we love to sing, is that God is forgiving and that we would come back to ask for forgiveness once the storms blow over. So we ask, is Obeying Man important to you than Obeying God?
Obedience or disobedience all comes with a price, a heavy price, either as a reward or punishment. But whatever it is, man has the choice of whether to get a reward or a punishment. We are handed options from which we have choices to make.
Job was told by the wife to curse God and die to end the storms in his life(Job 2:9, Job knew what God has planned for him so would not bow to the pressures of whatever storms he was going through), Joseph the husband of Mary(Mother of Jesus) was given the choice to continue in marriage to Mary who was already carrying Jesus(Deuteronomy 24:1 was basis for Joseph not to marry Mary. But through the revelation of God Joseph knew Mary was clean but to Man, Mary would have been declared to be unclean because she conceived out of wedlock). Matthew 1:18-25.
Focus on what the Lord says and the leadings of His Spirit; be a Joseph to bring for a Jesus – ‘When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife. ‘ – Matthew 1:24
There are storms in our lives that forces our hands to make choices with by faith to stick with God or by fear to tip to the side of man. Remember, you were once asked here; Is Obeying Man important to you than Obeying God?
You cannot claim to be ignorant of your do and don’ts as a christian! Do no abuse the mercies of God! Don’t hide under the wings of Grace and look sin in the face and call in for an exception because of the storms of your life. Remember also, intentional sin is what you would want to be avoiding.
I pray God gives you the strength to continue in obedience to Him no whatever storms hit you. I pray God grants that mindset to look sin in the face when the storms come hitting you and say that because of God, I am not going down that road. I pray that God creates in you a new heart, a heart that obeys Him no matter what.
God bless you.
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