Stormy Faye The Christian Runaway
I had to get up past the migraine headache and stop procrastinating on a simple thing. I’d let things build up into a major clean-up project before I could breathe freely and let God’s vision have space to breakthrough and grow.
In Exodus 3 & 4, Moses spent a whole lot of energy questioning God and making excuses. What’s interesting is that God didn’t get mad at Moses questions of insecurity or uncertainty. He didn’t get mad at Moses’ struggle with faith. He was patient in answering the questions and talking with Moses from the burning bush. But here’s what interesting. God did get mad with Moses at a certain point. He got mad when Moses refused to obey.
Listen. God can handle your insecurities. He can handle your what ifs. He can handle the prayers you pray with tears in your pillow at night. He can handle your questions about faith. He can handle your questions about your own abilities. He can handle your questions about direction, methodology, or purpose.
But what God will not do is tolerate your willful disobedience.
He is God. He is holy. He is ultimately perfectly righteous. So while He knows we are but clay — we are human and that we will make mistakes — He desires for you to have a heart that is responsive to His Word and His way as He reveals His will to you.
So can I ask you a question? Shoot I need to ask myself too. What has God made plain to you to do that you simple haven’t done? Where are you dragging your feet. Where are you refusing to obey?
God is patient. He is long suffering. He is good. But He also has a standard.
My words for myself this morning? “Quit messing around girl and obey.”
Cuz here’s the other side of sharing what God is teaching you on the public stage. The message turns around and stares you down in your private time with Him too.