Obedience to God is doing God’s will, God’s way in God’s time. Sometimes it is difficult to obey God fully but 2 Corinthians 12:9 says: “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” So therefore, as children of God, our obedience to God should be our priority because we have the grace to do so.
In 1 Samuel 15:3 God instructed Saul saying: “Now go attack Amalek, and destroy all they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.” In verse 9, the Bible says: “But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were unwilling to utterly destroy them. But everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed.” In verse 11 God said: “ I greatly regret that I have set up Saul as king, for he has turned back from following Me, and has not performed my commandments.”
From the above scripture, it can be seen that Saul obeyed the instructions given to him partially by destroying the worthless things and keeping the appealing ones. It also happens to us sometimes as well, where there are some lifestyles, habits or things that appeal to us that we don’t want to let go of, irrespective of the fact that we’ve given our lives to Christ. We should obey God totally leaving everything that is not of God behind. Don’t try to rationalize what God has told you to do, just follow it and you will be blessed.
There are different ways we can learn obedience and they include:
Obedience to God is beneficial to us as it releases miracles, triggers opposition and brings restoration. It is the key to your breakthrough. What is that instruction that God has given you? It is time to follow it. Trust God and follow the process He takes you through because you will come out victorious, do not use shortcuts.