To Obey or Not Obey

As a parent, I remember times when my kids were young that they didn’t always understand why they weren’t allowed to do certain things or why I insisted that they do certain things.  There are times that a parent sees risk or danger that a child doesn’t see.  As a parent, I can also see the talents my children possess and I sometimes even know how to help them polish those talents! 

My Heavenly Father is even MORE equipped to know what is needed to polish off my rough edges and “grow” the gifts he has given me.  I wish I could say that last statement makes it easier to obey but the truth is, I can still dig in my heels like a petulant toddler, refusing to do what my Abba asks because I don’t understand why he’s asking or I don’t  like what he’s asking.

So here I am.  Called to alter (temporarily) a certain ministry involvement and I’m not sure why.  But I don’t need to know why.  I only need to remember that my Abba loves me, he wants to see me grow in my relationship with him and he never asks me to do things on a whim.  No clue where the current situation is leading.  But I’m going to obey.  I may have some people upset with me because they have different ideas about what I should be doing.  I tend to be a people pleaser so the attitudes of others is the one thing I fear most.  Nevertheless, I choose to obey.  I’m just a little curious to see how it all plays out!

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