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WHY WE SHOULD NEVER ASSUME ANYTHING

One day this past week, I was listening to Pastor Michael Todd with Transformation Church. He talked about how he assumed he could do something, never thinking for a minute that it wasn’t the right thing. However, he soon found out that it wasn’t what the Lord had in mind for him.

Pastor Todd is a talented preacher, but he was in the music business before that was his profession. He can play instruments, write songs, and produce music. So, when he got the call to perform one of his songs for a big event, he automatically said YES!

The song was one that he had written about his love of Jesus. He never thought that there would be an issue with him performing the song and never bothered to consult the Lord about the decision. That was a completely WRONG assumption.

He said that immediately after telling his assistant that he would perform the song, he heard the Holy Spirit whisper to him, “you never consulted me.” After much discussion and some pleading from Pastor Todd, the Holy Spirit said, NO!

Pastor Todd had to then call and cancel his performance at the event. The event producers called back four different times with a different thing that he could do for the event. This time, the Pastor had learned his lesson, so he consulted with the Holy Spirit first. Even then, the Holy Spirit kept saying NO!

Finally, the event called back with one last offer. They asked the Pastor if he would open the event with a prayer. The Holy Spirit responded with a YES!

It doesn’t have to make sense to us.

This story from Pastor Todd touched me for several reasons. One, there was nothing “wrong” with the Pastor singing a song for the event that he had written, but the Hold Spirit said NO. The song would have given the glory to the Lord, so you would think that the Lord would approve.

Two, the Pastor was frustrated but still obeyed. Even though there was nothing wrong with singing the song, the Pastor still obeyed the Holy Spirit and canceled his performance. That doesn’t mean that he didn’t ask why. The Lord is not offended by our questions, but He is not swayed either. Every time the Pastor asked why…the Holy Spirit whispered, NO.

Three, the Lord doesn’t have to tell us why. Even if the answer makes no sense to us, we still should do what the Lord says. I have read many stories of how the Lord told someone to quit their job and move across the country. Some people have been called to move to another country even though they don’t know anyone or have any connections.

Obeying the Lord doesn’t have to make sense to us, but we still have to obey. Maybe the Lord is testing us to see if we will go against what we want and do what He says instead. Or, maybe the Lord has a different path for us for the reason that we can’t even begin to understand.

Isaiah 30:20-21

20 Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them.21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

Isaiah 58:11

11 The Lord will guide you always;he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched landand will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden,like a spring whose waters never fail.

For me, I truly feel like starting the blog was something that the Lord guided me to do. I hated having my photo taken, knew nothing about a blog, had no fashion training, and no technical knowledge of computers. So, when my sister talked to me about starting a blog, I said no. It was over a year later when I felt the urging to start blogging despite all of the reasons I shouldn’t.

Luke 11:28

28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”

I wish that I could say that I go to the Lord with every decision that I make. That isn’t the case, although it should be. We can’t fix the past, but we can choose to make better decisions in the future. So, going to the Lord in prayer should be our first response. Then, we should obey the Lord, and follow His word, even if it doesn’t make sense.

To God Goes The Glory!

Have A Blessed Day!

 

 

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  1. Diane S. wrote:

    OOOH! I am one for rushing in, where angels fear to tread,ya know? Good lesson told in an amazing story!

    Posted 3.8.21Reply
  2. Charlcy L Green wrote:

    That was an incredible message, Tania! Thank you.

    Posted 3.7.21Reply
  3. Joy M. wrote:

    My husband is a very patient person and very good at not questioning God’s timing. I’m guilty of being impatient and trying to hurry events in our lives. After 40 years of marriage I should know to follow my husband’s ways. It always works out for the best.

    Posted 3.7.21Reply
  4. Patti wrote:

    Your Sunday words always makes me think💕

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  5. Patti Belew wrote:

    I always enjoy reading your Sunday blogs!

    Posted 3.7.21Reply
  6. Cindy DeBenning wrote:

    I found Michael Todd because if you. Then I shared with my son. Now my son listens to him and buys his clothes fir himself and his wife. By the way my other sons name is Michael Todd.

    Posted 3.7.21Reply
  7. Melanie wrote:

    So true. His ways and thoughts are so much higher than ours and we just need to trust Him…no matter how much it doesn’t make sense to us. 🙂

    Posted 3.7.21Reply
  8. Deb wrote:

    I enjoy your Sunday posts as well…we should all listen for that still quiet voice….

    Posted 3.7.21Reply
  9. Lori Duncan wrote:

    Your Sunday posts are my favorite! Thankful for you!

    Posted 3.7.21Reply
  10. Penny Jo wrote:

    Good Morning Tania – As always, a great and inspirational post. It is so human to pray and seek answers and not get an answer – or maybe you do, and don’t like it? And of course, is the answer I hear really God’s answer. Oh my, so many questions.

    Posted 3.7.21Reply
  11. Carol smith wrote:

    Your honesty and words of faith are a blessing!

    Posted 3.7.21Reply
  12. Lisa Walker wrote:

    Thank you for sharing these messages of faith.

    Posted 3.7.21Reply
  13. Cheryl Sampson wrote:

    Very true. Am thankful you started blogging. You are such a blessing to so many. Have always heard God does not call the qualified; He qualifies the called.

    Posted 3.7.21Reply
    • Linnie S Z wrote:

      Have always heard God does not call the qualified; He qualifies the called. Nicely put! Thank you

      Posted 3.7.21Reply
  14. Sharon F Johnson wrote:

    wonder post. thank you!

    Posted 3.7.21Reply
  15. Fiona wrote:

    Maybe there are times when we are so caught up in what we are doing that we forget to ask the Lord.
    Great post

    Posted 3.7.21Reply
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