#Purposeful Living

The Reason Why You Don’t Succeed At What You Do

“But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or YOUR OBEDIENCE TO HIS VOICE?

Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.”

-1Samuel 15:22

I was meditating on some of the instructions God has given me a while back and I was turning them over and over in my head, poring through my journal where I had written them down…

And I realized that some of those instructions, I had not even obeyed them.

For the longest time, I had/have been praying for God to fill me with His wisdom as regards what He will have me do and strategies and steps He wants me to take.

And I was also praying for Him to open my eyes to whatever I maybe doing wrongly/whatever I maybe defaulting at.

And as I opened my journal to previous entries and saw some of God’s replies to me, I was really sad and these words began to roll in my head…

There are:

Too many ideas and not enough birthing…

Too many goals and not enough execution…

There are: Too many ideas and not enough birthing... Too many goals and not enough execution... Click To Tweet

I am certain that I am not the only one in this predicament of not going forward with God’s word to us and it is simply not a pretty place to be in.

I mean, how do we expect to succeed at what we do if we won’t even get up to do it at all?

The simple truth is that we don’t succeed at what we do because we do not even get up to do it in the first place.

How pathetic is that?

We keep crying and crying for things to change when the truth is that we are the ones in our own way.

Samuel told Saul… what’s more important?

Obeying God’s voice or making sacrifices?

What’s more important to you?

Obeying God’s voice in what He has already or running helter skelter while crying buckets that He hasn’t come through for you?

Our journals are so filled and we get so excited about the words God has given us but almost never get going on OBEYING THEM.

Month in, month out, year in, year out, we complain and complain, gripe and cry and all God is saying is ‘open up your journal, what did I tell you about this matter previously?’

We have conveniently forgot some things… the very things that will change our lives.

Enough of such folly.

Enough.

At least for me, its enough.

For you, I hope you join me to say enough.

If God has given you directives that aren’t meant for future fulfilment, and He isn’t saying that you should wait, in fact, He has been pushing you to get on them, you better repent and obey His voice.

Afterall, He says that He prefers your obedience to all those writing and writing in your journal that you do.

Afterall, He says that He prefers your obedience to all those writing and writing in your journal that you do. Click To Tweet

Whats the essence of praying and praying and asking God for wisdom if we won’t even use that wisdom?

I am done guys.

I am stepping into a new season of obedience, courage and GODFIDENCE to go all out as God leads me upon the waters.

I am stepping into a new season of obedience, courage and GODFIDENCE to go all out as God leads me upon the waters Click To Tweet

I hope that you will too.

Have a blessed week ahead guys.

And welcome back to Imperfectly Perfect Lives Blog.

Love and light,

Frances.

PS: A new series will be coming up on #PurposefulMondays on “Maximizing our potential”.

It will be powerful and if you are someone who wants to know how to express all God has put in you, then you don’t want to miss this. Thats all I am saying for now 🙂

PPS: I am also currently doing some restructuring, the blog may change a bit.

Introductions on some changes on the blog will come up soon.

My business “Beautiful Feet Publishing” based on helping aspiring authors birth their books will be up soon too.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Amaka
    October 8, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Glad to have you back. Loved this: “My business “Beautiful Feet Publishing” based on helping aspiring authors birth their books will be up soon too.”

    Nice one, Frances!!! Yes!!!

    I like the sound of “business” as it is what’s been brewing in Spirit for weeks (if not months) now.

    “Do business till I come!”

    May God give us GRACE TO OBEY, really. We cannot obey on our own. (As I type now, I hear him say, “the grace has already been given, so what’s your excuse?” Lol. This God ehn. . .

    Looking forward to the potential maximizing series because I intend to die empty. Everything IN me must find expression!

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      October 10, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Amen and amen to dieing empty sis!
      Amen..

      And grace… as I speak, I am heavily relying on grace to get to where He wants me to get to..it has to be a total reliance..total reliance for obedience even… for grace to will and to do what He wants us to do.

      You will be tagged when the series begin.

      Love you Amaka!

      And thank you for the hearty welcome!

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