Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (ESV)
and one of my favorites
Psalms 18:30 As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. (NKJV)
My job as a pastor is direct people to scripture and what God says about life. No matter what God calls us to do, we need to be faithful in the small things. As Abraham had to trust God when He said "Get up and go to the land I will show you." Our walk with the Lord requires faith and sometimes not knowing what will happen in the future. How often does our obedience to Jesus depend on knowing what is going to happen next? I am reminded of a time when I was working with directv as an installer. I had to learn how to do the job right and do it as unto the Lord. There was this one time I actually argued with God about how I was doing the job. I was going to cut corners. But as I argued I realize I was saying I want to submit to God's authority but in that moment I was not willing to do it. So after a few minutes I said "Ok God, I will do it your way. I don't want to but I will." After a little while, I found something that I didn't see before which mad the job go much faster. It is etched in my mind. When I walk in obedience there is blessing that comes afterwards. In the moment it is so hard to submit to what I felt God calling me to do and was going against everything I wanted to do. When it comes to direction in life, do we seek first the kingdom of God or do we seek our own interest? The way of the Lord is PERFECT!!! How profound is this phrase yet with much sadness my unbelief limits the blessings of God in my life.