When God calls you and speaks to you, do you listen and take heed to his calling? There is something that He is instructing you to do. Do you listen and hear him? When God called and instructed you, did you take heed to His call in obedience and do what He told you to do?
There are many who do not take heed to the call. They are instructed to do something, but do not follow through. It is possible that what was asked of them was considered too uncomfortable, too difficult, a demotion, a step backwards, or even involved taking a lower salary.
For those who do not follow through, you are deemed disobedient. You have been disobedient to God’s instruction. No matter what the instruction may look like, we have to have faith in and trust in God that there is a blessing in what we are about to go through. There is no progress without process. In fact, God often needs to show something to us or to bring us higher in our thinking, actions, etc. There may be personal growth to come out of what we are about to go through that will help us to maintain the blessings that we receive.
Deuteronomy 1:35-36 states, “Surely, there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers, Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give the land, that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed the Lord.” Clearly, our obedience is tied to our blessings. We must follow the Lord and keep the Ten Commandments with obedience. It is well that at least one in the generation see blessings; move on them with obedience and faith in their heart following the Lord in order to allow God to bless them. Will you be the one or two of your generation?
In Deuteronomy 1: 41-45, Moses speaks to the people of Israel as to how he gave them the Lord’s instruction not to go up to fight the Amorites. It was explained that He would not be among them and that they would be smitten before their enemies. They didn’t listen; didn’t take heed to instruction. They were smitten and destroyed to return and weep before the Lord, but He would not give ear to them or hearken to their voice. They had instruction, but didn’t listen.
Many of us do the same. We go into the wilderness, making moves and doing things on our own accord. We run our own agenda instead of listening to what the Lord wants us to do. We put ourselves in places where God didn’t intend for us to be and then wonder why things go wrong.
However, God is faithful and merciful still, even when we are undeserving. In Deuteronomy 2:1-7, the Lord instructed the people of Israel to go into the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea. They decided to listen; moving in obedience. They followed His instruction. They moved with God toward their blessings. Yes, God will call you again.
Will you take heed to His call when the Lord calls you again with instruction? Listen to God twice the first time to move in obedience and receive your blessings! Hearken to His voice!
D.M. Blake is an evangelist, author, editor, copywriter, screenwriter, and freelance writer with 22 years of experience in the publishing industry. She manages Mauldin Publishing & Literacy House, a subsidiary of Naypree Enterprises, LLC and the first African-American-owned and operated publishing house in Aurora, CO. She is the author of First Love, First Kiss, a romance novel published in collaboration with AuthorHouse in 2003. She published Achieving Success with Faith In God – The Concept of Faith-Based Perseverance in 2007. To learn more about her other literary works, visit the Official Website of D.M. Blake, Author & Evangelist by clicking the link.