Obedience

Can I just be completely honest here for a minute? This blog is a LONG time coming.  God has been dealing with me on the issue of writing for Him for years now.  I came up with excuse after excuse as to why I needed to keep waiting… and thinking… and mulling over this “writing thing.”  First it was, “I’m not tech-savvy enough for setting up a blog”, then “I don’t have time right now”, then (I finally started to get honest) “I don’t know what people will think or say.”

But isn’t God so good! He kept on pursuing me even when I kept on straying.  Yesterday, God put in my path the sweetest messenger to remind me of His truths in the realm of obedience to Him.  Can I just say, she spoke into my life truth in love.  How amazing is it that God can use a total stranger to give a message that is so specific that we wonder how they knew what we needed to hear!  Let me just tell you…it’s God.  These experiences show us that God’s wisdom and outreach stretches beyond what our feeble, self-centered minds can comprehend.

This precious woman of God shared with me the beauty of obedience and the responsibility of obedience.  She reminded me that being called out by God to do something is a gift given to us to make a difference for His Kingdom and that we may not immediately see the results of His calling but He will, without a doubt, use it for His glory.  Our conversation also turned to the truth that if we choose not to obey, God’s purposes will come to pass whether it is through us…or not.  Now that’s a heavy concept.  Our decision to obey comes down to the very personal question: do I want to be used by God or not? 

(Deep breath) So here I am.  Plunging into this task in obedience.  Trusting that as I take a step, God will guide.  So let me encourage you as my unexpected, God-sent friend encouraged me…choose to be used by God.  He has created no one else like you.  He has placed inside you potential that He wants to use in a unique way for His Kingdom.  Grow where you’re planted.  You won’t regret it.

XOXO,

Whitney

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10 Comments

  1. Leah

    Love this Friend! So glad you are FINALLY doing this and I look forward to reading what God sends to you through words! Love you!

  2. Heather

    Oh friend, how right you are! So glad you’ve finally jumped into this. You are remarkable and have so much wisdom to share. XOXO

    • Whitney

      Thank you my sweet friend. You are so kind! I’m trusting God to work as I take a step in obedience. I’m so thankful for His pursuit and His calling. Love you!

  3. Melissa Nahm

    LOvE this sweet friend!!!! So excited to watch you fulfill Gods pursuit in your life❤️❤️ You encourage me daily and so excited for others to share in that encouragement!!!! As as pastor Josh said Sunday- “when we are serving His purpose, your passion will always follow” love you!! Ps- your picture is SO perfect!!!!

    • Whitney

      Thank you so much! You speak so much truth into my life on a very regular basis, my sweet friend. I thought about what he said Sunday morning as I was posting this today and how true it is! I sure do love you too!
      P.S. that picture was kind of an accident! I was trying to get a good picture of me and Haven poked her head in there. When I saw it, I just had to use it! Haha!

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