It is not always easy to do what we are told. Especially when it goes against what we want to do.
My name is Bekah, and I am 12 years old. Pa’s second grandchild. Known for being crafty, a little annoying, and loving God. In the past year, I was saved and baptized when I prayed to God, and He answered my question through my fleece. With that commitment to accept Jesus as my Lord and savior, I have really had to work on being obedient to God.
Sometimes it can be hard to do what God says instead of doing what I want. So, one thing I do to make sure I am hearing God is I pray and tell God I choose Him no matter what, even if I don’t want to do it. But I also have to be willing to listen, even if it is a possibility that I don’t want to do something. I also know that it’s God talking to me if I have peace. Even if it is something I don’t want to do, God gives me peace because I have turned to Him.
I have many reasons for not wanting to do something that God has told me to do. I am embarrassed, I want to do something else, or when Satan convinces me to not do what God says. I know that I don’t have to be embarrassed to do what God says because in Psalms 25:3 it says, “Yea let none that wait on thee be ashamed: Let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.” The Bible comes from the mouth of God. If God is never wrong, then neither is His word, and I should not be ashamed. If God tells me to go help my mom, and I want to play on my phone, I try to think about which one would glorify God and show His love. I know that Satan can, and will, try to deceive and lie to me, so I have three questions to tell if it is God or Satan:
- Is it disobeying my parents?
- Does the Bible say it’s O.K. to do?
- Does it give me peace OR fear and worry?
If it is not disobeying my parents, not disobeying the Bible, and it gives me peace, then I know that it’s God.
I know that even if I don’t want to do what God has told me to do, if I do it, it will all work out. I know this, because God can never fail. Therefore, if I do what God has told me, and I follow His purpose, then I will not fail. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”
— Written by Rebekah