Radical Obedience

15 Aug

We need not fear what our obedience will cause to happen in our life. We should only fear what our disobedience will cause us to miss. ~ pg 45

“We need not fear what our obedience will cause to happen in our lives.  We should only fear what our disobedience will cause us to miss.”

Why are we still cautious when it comes to obeying what God says to do?

I will admit, I have only half-way thought about the great and wonderful things that will happen if I let God take control.  I mean, I want the great and wonderful things to happen, but I am so scared of being disappointed that I have been living expecting the worst a lot of the time.

Satan is doing a good job of keeping me from living the life God has for me by reminding me of all the things that can go wrong.  He reminds me of all the things that I have already failed at.  He reminds me of all the ways I do not measure up to others.  He reminds me that others may look at what I am doing and make fun of me or talk behind my back.  He reminds me I am not qualified nearly as well as someone else is to do the job.  Oh, he is good at reminding me!  This has set this fear in my life.  This is why I tend to toss aside many things that God may be calling me to do.  I can’t seem to get over all these reminders that keep replaying in my head.  (Even writing this blog, Satan is working in my head.)

Now, why do I choose to listen to Satan instead of God?  That’s it, you know.  It is a choice.  And for some reason, I choose to take the easy road.  The road I have been down before; not because I necessarily like it, just because it is familiar.  I know where this road leads.  You see, if God calls me to do a new thing, I am not sure what that will look like or even where I will end up.  Why does that scare us so much?  I am guessing that is has lots to do with my unbelief.

Unbelief.  I don’t expect God to do those great things in my life.  I don’t believe that God can take care of all the little details while I travel down His path.  I don’t believe that God would want to bless such a mess as myself.   And again I ask, why would I choose to BELIEVE Satan’s version of my life when I can choose to BELIEVE the version God has for me?  Seems like a no-brainer to me.   I have been afraid to step out into God!

Through this awesome bible study, I am learning that I am missing out on my life!  I don’t want to miss my life, I want to embrace it fully.  I want to wake up every day and choose God and all he has planned for me.  I want this abundance of joy and hope to fill my soul daily.  I want to really live!

choose you this day whom ye will serve; … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Joshua 24:15  (KJV)