I have not listened many times when I should have. As a child, my parents tried to tell me things and guide me so that I wouldn’t be hurt. My counselors and teachers tried to show me the way toward a better education and future. My Sunday school teachers and pastors tried to mold me into the type of Christian that I needed to be. Unfortunately, like most, I turned out ok but I did it the hard way.
Why are we so hardheaded and stubborn? Why does it take so much for us just to give in and do what we are asked to do?
Even today, I find it hard just to listen and obey. WE are in a society where we have to have it our way. It is unfortunate. We all would have so much if we would just obey. What is wrong with having it God’s way? After all, He did create us and He does bless us.
I know when God is talking to me. He is very clear on what must be done.
I live a routined life. I know what is ahead of me when my feet hit the floor. If I were to obey and do what He wants me to do without thinking, I would be out of my set routine, out of my comfort zone. It might actually take time out of my already busy day and I have no time to spare. Though what is time anyway?
I feel blessed that He is still talking to me. He has not given up on me. If we listen, we will be blessed abundantly. Do you have the time to spare? For one time in our lives, we must be quiet and not think it through. Open your ears. Do you hear Him?