I have been reading first Samuel over this month and I finished it last night before bed! Something that stood out to me was, the disobedience of Saul. The Lord told Saul to follow Him and wait for what He says before taking action. However, Saul did the exact opposite! Instead of seeking God’s approval, he sought his own. This was wrong and his actions rebelled against God. Saul tried covering his sin up by sacrificing. But the Lord knew the sin Saul had committed.
The men answered, “Do whatever you think is best.” But the priest said, “Let’s ask God.” (Read the whole scripture in first Samuel 14:37)
As I was reading this, God revealed to me that I can tend to be like Saul. Wanting to do something my way then taking action and following my approval rather than seeking, following and waiting for God’s approval. Such as, assuming something about somebody and thinking wrong about them, saying something smarty to my brother or rolling my eyes at my dad. Those actions are not reflecting characteristics of a godly young woman.
That is why we must seek God’s approval, and ask Him to guide us to think, say, and do what will bring honor to Him. We must obey Him, and follow what He has called us to do. If we don’t get that “calling of obedience” than we should wait. And trust that He will show to us what He wants us to do, and if it means waiting, then- we wait. Sometimes, we have to wait. Waiting isn’t bad, it’s just God’s way of saying “My child, I have something more fulfilling, wonderful, and beautiful in store.”
I pray that we can use Saul’s disobedience as a reminder to obey God in all circumstances. He knows what is best for you and I! Before we speak a word, before we think a thought, before we take a leap, we must listen to His whispers and seek his approval. We must ask Him first. And if He says no, than we step back and wait. If He says yes, than we boldly and courageously take that leap.
One more thing…
Is there something in which you feel God leading and prompting you to do? –> Pray about it and ask Him for direction.
Wait, before you go…
Happy Autumn! It has (finally) gotten cooler down here where I live. (:
Thank you for reading!