I spoke in an earlier post about the experience of obeying even when it doesn’t make sense and it’s kind of tough. Well, here I am, a couple of weeks in, and it’s still tough and it really doesn’t make sense.
So what now? Do I continue on this path and do what is obedient? Do I continue to deal with those who consistently tell me that I should do what would make them happiest or do I just give in? Do I continue to deal with those who just flat out ignore my existence because they don’t like my choice?
Yep. It hurts to be treated in that way by others who claim to be my church family. But it’s my reality.
Why do I keep doing it?
Very simple – I am convinced beyond the shadow of a doubt that I am obeying the Spirit’s leading. I am more aware of the Spirit’s leading/conversation in my life and it’s been wild ride but I love it! Hubby and I have had some wonderful conversation around the situation and I am fully convinced of his support (and he’s been an amazing source of encouragement!). And numerous little things have happened that have confirmed that I’m doing the right thing.
So I’m staying on this path with James 4:17 as my reminder:
If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
My determination may not make others happy. But this isn’t about making them happy. This is about doing what I know I ought to be doing.