I have had a song stuck in my head for the last few weeks – it is Broken Bread by the Rend Collective Experiment. The reason is the words of the chorus:
“Your will done your way”
It has me thinking about how we often do what God wants us to do but dragging our heels, or trying a few different routes first before giving in. Look at Jonah – he did go eventually and preach God’s message to the Ninevites, but he went seriously dragging his heels and sulking:
Jonah 4:2-3 He prayed to the LORD, “O LORD, is this not what I said when I was still at home? That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. 3 Now, O LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”
How often do we drag our heels in obeying God because we don’t like what he asks – it is too uncomfortable, too forgiving, too compassonate, too not-what-I-had-planned-for-my-life. Our quickness at obeying God is a reflection of our love for him:
John 14:15 “If you love me, you will obey what I command.
Lord, help me to obedient – your will done your way.