We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ Acts 26:14 (NIV)
He works with passion. He works for the church. He believes his mission is one from God. All until the Lord stands in his path! Jesus meets Paul on the road and tells him it isn´t getting him anywhere to go against God. Could it be possible that we too kick against the goad of God sometimes?
Whenever we are convinced that we are on a mission from God we may start to feel real good about ourselves. It is pleasing to think we are in the Lord´s service. Our love for God encourages us. But it is all-together possible for us to take our lead and run with it. So many times we substitute the action we think pleases God for actually seeking His will. Whatever mission we may be on in our life, we must constantly and earnestly seek His Presence. If we find ourselves working apart from the working of Christ, we might be kicking against God. It should be our most urgent desire always; to see to it that we are close enough to Him to feel His prodding and let Him heard us in the right direction. Shall we pray with fresh and vibrant appeal, that the Lord is able to guide us and direct us daily in our walk with Him and how to follow His will today?
As we try to walk with You today, please stay close by our side! Make us moldable and experts in seeing your lead and quick to follow! Help us see when we turn to our ways and instantly return our hearts and efforts to glorify You we pray!