When you follow God you can sometimes get the misconception that everything will work out perfectly
Reference: So Amaziah dismissed the troops who had come to him from Ephraim and sent them home. They were furious with Judah and left for home in a great rage. (2 Chronicles 25:10 NIV)
Explore: While I’ve never been to war, I was inspired by king Amaziah’s story. He was all prepared to fight a great battle but he turned away because that’s what God’s prophets advised.
When you follow God you can sometimes get the misconception that everything will work out perfectly and everyone will love what you do. Who wouldn’t love a child of God? Maybe we should ask Jesus that!
Application: There are times when our actions will be unfavourable. Other people may even try to convince us to change our minds. However, if we feel that God is telling us to do something, let’s not allow other people’s opinions to get in the way. Checking that our actions align with God’s character helps us to know whether we’re on the right track. Once we know we are heading in the right direction then let us keep our eyes on the finishing line and give it everything we’ve got.
Prayer: Lord, it is often hard to hear Your voice as there are so many others sharing theirs. May we focus on what is important and strive to live out Your call, no matter what others may say. Amen.
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.