Many people do everything in their power to give themselves and their family the best life possible, but something unexpected always happens to impede them from doing so. Far too many people can’t figure out where they went wrong with their finances, children or relationships and try as they might, they can’t seem to put the pieces together. There are even those who struggle with internal issues that stop them from moving forward and no one has been able to help them overcome these complexes. The result is that it has become more common to find people who have lost their belief in happiness and who have accepted their life as it is.
In reality, many people have failed to listen to God’s voice and that is why they fight a battle that is near impossible to win on the strength of their will alone.
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: ‘Today if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion…’ (Hebrews 3:7-8)
The greatest example of obedience towards God can be found in Abraham. He never questioned God’s orders and was always able to overcome his own feelings and desires in favour of doing God’s will. He obeyed unconditionally and without complaint. For his obedience and dedication towards God, he was blessed in all areas of his life.
Today, God wants to find people who have not hardened their hearts. He wants to work in our lives just as He did with Abraham, changing our situation into one that will glorify Him. By doing so, not only is He fulfilling His promises, but He is also showing those who don’t believe in Him that He exists and will do the same to them if only they would follow and obey Him.
The truth is that we cannot talk about a great God if we don’t show Him in our lives. That is why every time God speaks to us, He wants us to listen and apply what we have heard so that we can be blessed. God gets tired of seeing us suffering when all He asks of us is to listen to Him so that He can rectify the situation. When we do so, God is able to bless us and in turn, other people become witness to this change and start following Him to get their chance at salvation.