Obedience is Everything

“Look here, you people who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to such and such a town, stay there a year, and open up a profitable business.” How do you know what is going to happen tomorrow? For the length of your lives is as uncertain as the morning fog—now you see it; soon it is gone. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we shall live and do this or that.” Otherwise you will be bragging about your own plans, and such self-confidence never pleases God.”

“Remember, too, that knowing what is right to do and then not doing it is sin.” [James 4:13-17]

If you’re feeling stuck, I want to ask you, are you being obedient to what the Word of God says and are you walking in God’s will for your life?

Obedience is everything — it aligns us into God’s world. It’s impossible to try to put God into our world and expect great results. Instead, we need to step into God’s world and align ourselves to His plan. 

Obedience before understanding, always! I’ve found it’s better to say “Yes” to Jesus regardless of how I feel because I know that my feelings will eventually catch up with me. 

I find we plan out our entire lives and follow our own desires, but give zero space for the Holy Spirit to move. At some point, we have to give way and allow God to lead our lives. Too many people want extraordinary results, but aren’t willing to count the cost and give up with God is asking them to leave behind. In order for us to pick up the new, we must get good at throwing out the old in our lives.

Obeying God is actually a blessing and it is a privilege to walk in His ways. Those that really choose the narrow path find everything they could ever look for and then some. If you’re looking to live an extraordinary life and craving more, it’s time to start laying down what you thought your life was going to look like and pick up God’s dream for you.

Xo AJ 

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