Have you ever thought much about obeying God? If you’re honest, it’s probably not something you like to think a lot about. We like the idea of God being our friend, helping us through the tough times of life, but when it comes to obeying Him, we’re not as excited.
That’s totally normal. None of us like being told what to do. But here’s the thing, when you really get to know God, you know that He’s so good. And when He asks you to do something, it’s for your own good. It will make you better, or it will help you in the future.
LORD, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps. – Jeremiah 10:23 (NIV)
So the next time you sense the leading of God, instead of being afraid, or maybe ignoring what He is trying to tell you, consider doing things differently. Choose to lay aside your opinions of what you think might be best, and be open to being directed by God.
It won’t always be seamless or without trouble, but the plans God has for you are for your good. Following God and being open to Him will help you each day. Don’t be afraid to let God direct your steps. His plans are always good for you in the end!