I sat through the service, trying to pay attention to the sermon but struggling with my internal monologue. The Spirit had prompted me to pray for my friend’s situation in the busy halls of my church, but I had allowed my personal embarrassment to triumph.
I’m a fly-under-the-radar type girl. I don’t wear red shoes or big bows because I immediately feel self-conscious when I walk into a room of people.
But I knew exactly what God was calling me to do, and I didn’t do it. I disobeyed. Like Saul in the Old Testament, I often do what I think is best instead of obeying God’s clear command (or His Spirit’s gentle nudges). The prophet Samuel confronted Saul and reminded him:
“To obey is better than sacrifice.”
1 Samuel 15:22
I felt the weight of the verse sink into me further, and guilt plagued me the whole week. Sure, I prayed for her every day that week, but still, I had disobeyed.
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