Isaiah 55:8-9 (ESV)
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
The Bible is full of examples of men and women who said yes to the call of God. Their journeys required faith, courage and bold obedience to God as they traveled to the places God called them to go and were transformed into the people God called them to be. In order to be the person God has called you to be, and to do all He has purposed for you to do, it starts with you saying yes and living in faithful obedience to Him.
Jesus has a plan for your life that is greater than what you are imagining right now. His plans and purposes lead to our joy and His glory, and they require us to have faith and trust in Him. He sees everything – the past, the present, and the future – and because we can barely see two steps in front of us, we need to trust that He has everything under control and that He knows exactly where He is leading us. We can put our future, our hopes, and our dreams into His hands because He is a good Father who only wants what is best for His kids.
God told Abram to get out of his hometown, He prompted Noah to build an ark, He led the Israelites out of Egypt, and He will guide you in the way you should go. Are you listening to Him? At times, where the Lord is leading us or what He is asking us to do might not make any sense, yet God sees what we can’t and knows what we don’t and because of that, we can trust that His plans are best.
Will you continue to follow Jesus even when it doesn’t make sense? Will you say yes and live in faithful obedience to Him, or will you try to reason with God and follow your own directions?
Take a look at your life and see what God asking from you, or where is He leading you to, that you need to reply with a yes even if it scares you or makes no sense?
Dear Lord, help us to start taking one step of faithful obedience after another. Help us to say yes and trust that You know what’s best for us. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.