The comfortable place is one where we have put hedges around our life. We say things like I’m 50, I’ve worked hard, I’ve done enough. God laughs at that just as we might laugh at the 19 year old saying, “Woe is me I’ll never get married, I’m 19!” God didn’t give Abraham a child until around age 90. God laughs when we say we’re too old or that we’ve done enough.
A Dangerous Place To Be Is The One Where Everything Is Good
It’s not that good things are bad, but it’s the fact that we lower our level of effort when we aren’t facing adversity and challenges. We sit back in the easy chair and quit life. NO! As we get older we go from “know it all” to “we know very little” and that alone should tell us that we need to step up our game.
When We Stop, God Stops
I’ve watched people sit back and retire. They said things like this is the last car I’m going to buy, this is the last house I will own, they stop working, and retire at age 60. This particular individual began to get sick and depressed. All of a sudden he realized all of his actions were basically preparing himself to die. He made a decision to LIVE! He started a new business. He bought a different car and a different house. He began to make changes, to grow and adapt. He came back to life a renewed man.
It’s Good To Have A Plan, But Be Prepared To Adapt To God’s Plan
Disobedience is when we disengage from our obedience. If our life is so full or our own plans that we are unwilling to adapt to God’s plan, then we will see Him stop moving in our life. He wants to save us from the regret that decision will create.
“For Your Love Vanishes Like The Morning Mist And Disappears Like Dew In The Sunlight.” (Hosea 6:4)
Basically, our love (obedience) dries up by the afternoon. We are inconsistent. God was saying this to Israel. I don’t want Him to say that about me (or you).
Join Me In Being Obedient In The Small Things
God wants obedience, let’s give it to Him. Get in His Word more consistently and get in church hearing the Word more consistently. But most of all, He walks with us daily and He is constantly talking to us. Learn to listen to the still small voice inside as it nudges you to DO THIS or to NOT do that. Start obeying. You’ll see a difference and God will be so pleased to have you on board with His plan!