My wife said something striking as she ministered in Church that day. According to her; “I told myself, I can’t 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? 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. What we call blessings are just the reward 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).
“And all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you hearken unto the voice of the LORD your God” (Deuteronomy 28:2). God has nothing to benefit from your obedience; you have everything to benefit. The instructions of scriptures are not to help God but to help us. When you see obedience as your personal benefit, you would stop dragging your feet in carrying out divine instructions (Genesis 22:1-3).
“If you know these things, happy are you if you do them” (John 13:17). Christian maturity is tested, not by how much of scriptures you know or can quote, but by your obedience. Don’t pride yourself in your knowledge, rather celebrate your obedience. You would give an 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).
“Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get out of your country…” (Genesis 12:1). Whatever is fighting your obedience is actually fighting your destiny. 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 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
Destiny Impact Church