Disobedience Always Has Consequences

My struggle with obedience.

Galatians 6:7

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

Genesis 3

The Fall (Origin of Disobedience)

All through the Bible, we see a plethora of instances where God commanded His people to do something and they decided to go their own way. Many times, us readers, knowing what is going to happen next because we can turn the page, think to ourselves “how could they be so foolish? If only they’d listened! They were so close to God’s promise.”

The reality is, we’re foolish TOO. Maybe even MORE foolish lol. We have all of these examples to learn from and still try to do things our own way.

Speaking from personal experience, I am currently struggling with letting go of something I want. I strongly feel that God is telling me no, but I also have a small ounce of hope that he’s just saying “not right now.”

Whichever the case may be, it’s clear that I shouldn’t entertain this thing right now either way. If God is saying no, it’s a no. If God is saying not right now, that still means that in this moment I need to be obedient and turn away.

You may be reading this and thinking “girl, just let go!”

While I appreciate your loving sentiment lol it’s just not that easy. This situation has stretched my faith and given me grace. I get it now. I get why the Israelites ended up in the desert for 40 years. I get why Lot’s wife turned around. I get it.

It’s a combination of a faith and trust issue.

“ Did I hear God correctly?”

“ Do I have the ability to hear God?”

“Is this just something I’m overthinking?”

“This doesn’t make sense?”

“God has done it before, and can do it again, but does He care to do it for me?”

And the list goes on and on.

Thankfully, we can combat these fears with scripture.

“Did I hear God correctly? Do I have the ability to hear God?”

God says: My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. (John 10:27 )

“Is this just something that I’m overthinking?”

God says: We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, (2 Corinthians 10:5)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:6-9)

“This doesn’t make sense?”

That's why we need faith!

God says: Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

“God has done it before, and can do it again, but does He care to do it for me?”

God is no respecter of persons.

God says:  So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, (Acts 10:34)

Our obedience matters and has eternal consequences. Ask God to give you a heart of obedience.

James 1:5

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

Invitation to Salvation

God desires so much more for us than we know. God desires for us to be restored back to His original design for mankind. I’m sure you’ve heard the story before about Adam & Eve and the fall of humanity (see more here.)

God designed us to display His glory. Unfortunately, we chose to follow our own idea of evil and good, and sin was introduced to the world. For a better understanding and in-depth analysis of why we need salvation please visit these resources!

The Gospel

1 Corinthians 15:3

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.


The gospel is God’s good news of reconciliation of Him & mankind. God is not looking for robots to aimlessly follow a leader who will smite them for doing the wrong thing. The truth of the gospel is that God loves us and invites us to dwell with Him in eternity. That is life. God’s overall plan is so much more than we could ever understand, but the beauty is that we don’t have to fully comprehend to believe in Him. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17). As a result of human nature, we are all destined to die. The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). So instead of us having to die eternally and suffer the full sentence of death that came about as a result of sin, God took on that punishment for us. Through Jesus Christ, He justified us through His own blood and made life available to all who would choose to believe.

The gospel is so much more than a story about an angry God who wants to control your life and just send you to hell if you don’t do what He wants. I implore you to study the scriptures and God’s creation and redemption story. He will give you the answers you seek. The gospel is God’s plan to restore us into relationship with Him. Sin keeps us from God.

If you believe, or you feel that God is trying to get you to invite Him into your life, the first step is accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Believe that He died for the atonement of your sins (1 John 2:2), that He was buried, and resurrected on the third day, defeating sin and death (Revelation 1:18), and that He invites us to partake in this victory too (Romans 6:5-10.)

So What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ and repent (turn away) from a life of sin. (Acts 3:19)

It is by grace, through faith! (Ephesians 2:8-9).