As my wife ministered in church that day, she said something striking that I’d live to remember; “When God led us to move from Lagos to Akure, I told myself that I cannot stay back in Lagos when God is asking my husband (us) to go do ministry in Akure. Even if God tells us to leave Akure and go elsewhere now, I’m ready to go.” That statement really touched me.

Friend, are you ready to go all the way with God? Dear wife, are you ready to go all the way with your husband, especially when you know that God is leading him? Listen, obedience costs, but the payment of it far outweighs the cost. We are all going to be beneficiaries of our obedience or disobedience in the future. Blessings are simply rewards of obedience (Deuteronomy 28:1-14).

Rather than envying a blessed man, ask God for grace to walk your own road of obedience (Isaiah 51:1-2). God has nothing to benefit from your obedience; you have everything to benefit (Deuteronomy 28:2). The instructions of scriptures are not to help God. They are to help us. When you see obedience as your personal benefits, you would stop dragging your feet in carrying out divine instructions (Genesis 22:1-3).

Christian maturity is tested, not by how much of the scriptures you know but by your life of obedience (John 13:17). Don’t pride yourself in your knowledge. Rather, celebrate your obedience. You would give account of every word you hear (Mark 4:23-24). It is better not to know than to know and not do (Luke 12:47-50). But it is best to know and to do (James 1:22-25).

Whatever is fighting your obedience is actually fighting your destiny of greatness (Genesis 12:1-3). The price of obedience is the greatest price a man of destiny would need to pay. Until you get on the road of obedience, your destiny is still on pause (Genesis 12:4, Job 36:11). The last time you obeyed God was the very last time you made real progress in destiny. You need relationships in your life that would help your obedience.

Unlike my wife, some wives are “Sapphiras” to their husbands; they won’t allow him to obey God (Acts 5:1-11). Dear wife, never forget that you would be the first beneficiary of the blessings of obedience or the consequences of disobedience of your husband. Help him to obey God. We need to get out of relationships (not marriage) that are making it difficult for us to obey God. They are satanic traps to truncate divine destiny.

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria