Samuel said, has the Lord a great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices or in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice. 1Samuel 15
I purchased a car for a long time boyfriend / friend. I purchased the car because I believed that we would be married and it would our car. We did not marry and for about 8 months after we split I took the car back. During this time we had a lot of conflict and he proved himself to be irresponsible and ungrateful as it related to the car. I had many many friends tell me I should take the car but I did not want to. One night I went to a new church and the pastor spoke over me and said that God wanted to remove a soul tie because there is abuse there. I knew he was talking about the car – the car kept us tied together. I prayed and told God I would take the car back. I knew what impact this would have on my credit by having a voluntary repossession. I literally told God that I would obey him at the cost of my credit being ruined and that nothing was impossible with Him. The scary thing for me was that my vehicle was leased and my lease was ending and I was not sure what to do. I weighed my options and I decided to refinance my car and I was able to keep it knowing I had no other option with my bruised credit unless I put down a significant amount of money and having a high interest rate. Earlier this year I started to repair my credit. God had given me a vision shortly after I took the car back and it was a red camero. Recently I felt it was time to move forward to look at another car because my car had been in the shop 3 times in the last 6 months. I showed up at a dealership and God gave me a salesman who was a believer and he prayed for me. Long story short they ran my credit and my score was up to where it was several years ago and the repossession did not show up!! That could only be God because it was reported as a charge off on my credit – I saw it! Today I drive a red camero – it is what God showed me a year and a half ago. Even though I should have never bought that car – by obeying God even in my mistake – I honored him and obeyed at a cost and He has done the impossible.
What areas are you being rebellious? What decision do you need to make in order to obey God? When we make a decision to obey it may not always gratify the flesh, but the reward is far more greater. Make a decision to obey and see what God will do on your behalf.