Do you remember the scene in Dr. Doolittle when they are in the vet’s waiting room? There is a woman annoyingly screaming “Chester” at her dog to the top of her lungs. Chester is completely unresponsive. The assumption is that he is deaf. Actually, he’s far from it by his own admission. He just doesn’t want to deal with the woman who is screaming his name, so he ignores her.
Sometimes we do the same thing when God is prompting us by the Holy Spirit. We clearly understand what it is that we are being asked to do, but for whatever reason, we don’t want to do it. So, we just ignore Him. Truly, who, exactly, do we think we are to ignore the Creator and Owner of all, including us? Ouch!
Does He prompt you to make a call or send a note to someone you haven’t seen in a while? Is it that simple, or does He really put the pressure on by asking you to do something way outside your comfort zone like going on a mission trip to a land where you can’t understand a thing that’s being said and the food is not chicken fried steak? It’s so hot you can’t breathe and there’s no A/C, not to mention bugs like you’ve never seen before.
This is what I’ve discovered. You can do what He asks and receive many more blessings from the experience than the effort you put into it, or you can turn a deaf ear and end up in a fish belly like our brother Jonah. You know that the choice is completely yours. Gwen~