Do you find it hard to follow God in the big things? I’m aways excited to go on an adventure, especially with my wonderful husband, and so when God redirects us locationally, it can be a bit of a thrill, even if it can be hard to leave where we are.
Hearing God’s voice on huge decisions is exhilarating, and it always blows my mind that He can speak and direct so clearly.
Change is happening quickly for our family again. In two weeks we’ll have relocated to a new town, new ministry position, new house, new friends, new everything.
I’ve had a few people comment to me how it’s awesome that we’re willing to follow God wherever He leads us. While I’m glad that we try to be obedient in this, I’ve been hit in the face with something alarming.
I don’t always follow him very well in the day-to-day.
I find it really hard to go talk to the person that God has clearly brought to me to share hope with at the playground.
I struggle to parent my kids consistently with love and patience.
I’m constantly realizing disrespect in my heart towards my husband.
Jealously can often take root as I battle the comparision game.
And while I may sound hard on myself, I have to ask the question: Am I just willing to obey the Lord when it’s a rush? A thrill? A new adventure?
Of course we need to submit ourselves to God’s big plan for our lives, and that means following His direction the big decisions. But obeying the Lord’s little promptings He gives us and honouring the conviction He brings to our heart will bring great fulfilment in him.
But for those who are righteous, the way is not steep and rough. You are a God who does what is right, and you smooth out the path ahead of them. Lord, we show our trust in you by obeying your laws; our heart’s desire is to glorify your name. (Isaiah 26:7-8)
I have a feeling that in this next season God’s going to be giving me lots of chances to go on this journey of daily obeying Him. I’m so thankful for His grace and mercy that makes these lessons less painful than they should be!
Embrace the rush, the thrill, the excitement of following God, but also embrace the gentle correction, the discipline and joy of day to day faithfulness to our God.