Obedience

Obedience can be like a worn, oversized pair of shoes quietly resting on a pedestal. A beam of light is shining down on them as to highlight their victories and let their hardships hide within the shadows. We soak in their glory moments, forgetting that they are battling in the background. Their obedience has highs and lows.

When thinking about this analogy, I imagine myself staring in awe of where they have been and realizing I may not be capable of filling those shoes. I’ve seen multitudes of gifted people wearing shoes just like this pair. I start letting doubt and lack of ability overtake my spirit. I get caught up when those shoes get torn and almost destroyed when they fall from their pedestal and tossed into the darkness too many times. Their obedience foreshadowed by being human.

Placing someone on a pedestal is a human struggle. We expect everyone who is in that beam of light to be perfect and maintain a superhuman-like status. We forget each of us is human, lacking perfection and the ability to live with no faults. Not only that, but we forget that anything can happen to anybody at any time or place. No one is exempt. Thankful God gave me this golden nugget years ago from one of my professors in college. It’s been a key to giving and receiving grace.

I have to remind myself of God’s goodness. We all fall short. We are human with a sinful nature. I’m trying to focus more on what God is doing through His vessels, instead of their personal choices. Our God moments shouldn’t go away if someone doesn’t live up to the pedestal expectations. He has an ultimate kingdom plan while He makes time to meet us where we are today. I definitely want more of Him and less of me daily.

My last blog post touched on being obedient in the small things. God has blown me away after being faithful in the small and giving me bigger things immediately. Where some doors felt like they were closed, He swung them wide open. He even surprised me with some new doors revealing sweet blessings to top it all off.

Here are the exciting doors from the past week that I will get to walk through:

  • Saturday, July 24th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Crossway Church, 1214 E North St, Cushing, OK 74023
    • Speaking Engagement – WORDS FROM A WARRIOR’S MOTHER
    • Topic: Release & Relief
  • Sunday, August 22nd – Service starts at 10:30 am
    • Cushing FWB, 1146 E North St, Cushing, OK 74023
    • Speaking Engagement – WORDS FROM A WARRIOR’S MOTHER
    • Topic: Learn & Grow
  • The Heart Community Collection Member: I was blessed with an invitation to join their collection. It’s the perfect fit. Their networking has blown me away. They jumped right in to get me included as a resource. Go check us out @ https://heartcollection.wixsite.com/bookstore for heart and bereavement resources and connections. We aren’t meant to do the journey alone.
  • Coming Soon – Podcast Episode
    • And That’s The #Truth with Daniel & Jenny Muscatell
  • Coming Soon
    • Speaking Engagements in Sand Springs, OK (October) & Tuttle, OK (TBD)
    • Speaking Engagement at a virtual conference.
    • More Author Connections will be announced soon.

Published by Chrissy L Whitten

Chrissy L Whitten is a mother who wrote what God placed in her heart to share while her first daughter fought for 103 days. Her first book of four in the Journals from a Warrior’s Mother is available on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in eBook form. Black & white paperback and Collector's Edition paperback (full color) are coming soon.

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