Obstacles to Obedience

Anyone struggling with obedience? Not to many of us raise our hands and jump up and down screaming “I am! I am!” when asked that question. Today, however, that is the answer for me.

I think there are many reasons that we struggle with obedience. My top two are:

1. Selfishness

2. Lack of fear of God

Selfishness is definitely number one. I like to do things my way. I don’t want to submit my way to another’s. It is especially difficult when someone tells me how I should do something if I have not asked for their opinion. Yet, how many times do I pray and ask for God’s advice and then ignore it?

The second main reason I disobey is a lack of fear of God. I don’t always hold God in his proper position. When I invited Jesus to be my Savior and Lord that should have meant that I would bow my knee to his will in every situation or circumstance that I face. Alas, I don’t. In fact too often I wait to obey him and sometimes I don’t obey at all. If I hold God as the authority of my life and  seek to please him over myself, then things will be different. I will do things for others before doing for myself. I will think that it is better to store up treasures in heaven over storing them up on earth.

What about you? What is God asking you to do? To give?

He is almighty God. Let’s “bow the knee” together.

About Emily Carter at Abundantly His

Emily Carter is a Christian speaker and writer who loves telling people about Jesus and how He can change your life and make it full and exciting. Emily's goal is to love and worship the Lord, her God with all of her heart, soul, mind, and strength. She seeks to do this through loving people and serving them.
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One Response to Obstacles to Obedience

  1. Lori says:

    Yes! I struggle every second of every day! Thank you for letting me know that I am not alone. I know that I don’t have the proper fear of God and I sure am thankful that He has been patient with me and hasnt shown me just how fearful I should be. I’ll be praying that we both become more submissive to God’s will. Love ya!

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