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How to Let Go When God Tells You To: The blessing of obedience

How to let go when God tells

Does your spirit feel at peace, or are you restless?

Does something fight within, but you can’t put your finger on it to settle the tremors?

Usually when I feel this way, God is trying to tell me something. I experienced this a few years ago when I was working outside our home. It was the one small paying job on my daily eclectic list of things to do. It only took an hour or so of my day, but I felt a pressing in my spirit. I knew I had to quit, but I’m no quitter! It was a hard decision because it involved helping someone in need, yet I knew I had to quit that job out of obedience to God.

It’s hard to put obedience and sacrifice in perspective. As Christians, we often hold the mind-set that we must sacrifice to please God. Doesn’t God want me to sacrifice my time and talents for others in need?

It depends.

This scripture puts obedience and sacrifice in perspective:

Does the Lord delight

So, if the sacrifice is done out of obedience, it’s a good thing. But if the sacrifice is done out of our own guilt or people-pleasing tendencies, or religious duties, it’s not.  

After letting go of my job, I discovered peace, joy, and productivity. I’m actually doing what I’m passionate about doing and enjoying it. I admit I’ve felt a little guilt enjoying my work so much. But I know I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing.

We are blessed when we obey. We have to take it one day at a time because there are different seasons to our “work.” I’ve learned that if my restlessness is not from Him, He will renew my joy in the job. But if it continues, I need to listen for His direction.

God’s nudges don’t always make worldly sense–I’m beginning to think they never make sense filtered through my eyes. Obeying requires faith. The job I quit was my one small pay check I got twice a month, and my neighbor needed my help.

But God is greater than any pay check and any need. Click To Tweet

I had to trust Him for my life and for hers.

Are you able to do the things that you are passionate about or are you too busy? I believe God gave you that passion and gifting for an eternal purpose. It might not be for money, but it is definitely for The Kingdom.

Has God been whispering in your spirit to let something go?

Can you trust Him?

Finding Purpose in obeying God nudges,

andy

 

Do not store up treasure on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:19-21).

 

This post has been “re-purposed.” It first appeared as “Are You Restless? It could be God Trying to Tell You Something.” I obeyed the nudge that somebody or many bodies needed to hear it today! Have a great weekend!

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4 thoughts on “How to Let Go When God Tells You To: The blessing of obedience

  1. Me! I needed this today! So much I want to say and “talk with you about” Andy!! But can only type on my phone as my computer has DIED! Everything on hold as we are traveling to see our kids and grandbaby. For now…I have to let go of blog until I return and get a new cotmputer. But I need to do some serious seeking for what else God is wanting me to let go of, to release me so I am truly able to immerse myself into my passion…what I KNOW He has given me to do. I also need to “hook up” with others who can help because I’m so tired of dabbling and floundering. I think I am going to use this time away to really seek His clear direction on all this. Please pray with me Andy! Thank you for re-purposing this post….for obeying! 😉

    1. Hey Debbie! I will partner in prayer with you! He is faithful. He doesn’t call us to be famous, He only calls us to be faithful- (Mike Foster). Have a wonderful time away! Let’s plan a phone call soon.

  2. Dear Andy, God is great! I will sing this old hymn in my thoughts
    over & over… What was old was made new again… Trust? Yes… Obey? The key… Will be chewing today!

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