God's Way Brings Freedom.

Updated: Aug 19, 2019



“A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” – Proverbs 27:12

Have you ever ignored God when you sensed He was directing you to do something (or not to do something)? Unfortunately, I'm guilty of this.


After I graduated from college, I was in a bad place. I was frustrated because I couldn’t find work in the fashion industry on a corporate level.


When I came home from my not-so-fulfilling retail job every day, I would go straight to my room and stay there for the rest of the night. Times were stressful.


I remember during that period of my life, one of my grandma’s friends would come to visit her every Monday. She would often invite my roommates and me to go to a young adult’s service that her church had every Friday.


I felt God prompting me to check it out, and I thought it could be something cool to do, but I just never got around to it. I convinced myself that trying to figure out my life was more important than spending time with God.


And I was wrong. Dead wrong.


About six years later, I was looking for a new Bible study group to attend. The one I was attending at the time was during the day on Tuesday’s, and I would often miss it.


And to be honest, I was the only one there under the age of 50, and I wanted to be around people my age. I had also been praying to God for a group of friends who were fully committed to Him because the sad truth was that I didn’t have any who were.


So, I reached out to my grandma’s friend who used to come over every Monday. I figured she would know of a good Bible study group with young people for me to attend.


And She did! She told me her church was starting something new, connect groups, and the sign-up was that coming Friday.

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I went that Friday, and guess what? It was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.


That decision led to tremendous spiritual growth in my life because I was surrounded by a group of believers my age who challenged me to grow in my faith. They exemplified Christ through their lives and actions, and if I’m honest, I almost didn’t think it was real.


But it was.


I also wound up being a part of the church for the last two years and counting. That wasn't even my plan, but it was God's.


“A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” – Proverbs 27:12


I was surely a simpleton.


It took me six years to get to the place of obedience to God. I was searching and searching for purpose for so long but in the wrong places.


He gave me direction years ago, but I was just too busy and stubborn to listen. I wanted to figure things out on my own, and that led to a “wilderness” experience.


Everything you do or don't do matters and is connected to the bigger picture of what God has in store for your life. We are often the ones who get in the way of God’s perfect plan for us by ignoring His promptings.


The best safety precaution you can ever take is to follow God’s way. Sometimes it may be scary and uncomfortable, or just straight-up different, but His way is always the best way.


When I published my first book in 2016, I kept saying, "I don't want this to be a religious thing." So I decided to edge God out of my plans, instead of obeying His direction.


And when I didn't receive the results I wanted, I questioned God, but I should've been questioning myself and my ego.


You see, disobedience to God is costly, but God's way brings freedom.


Did you enjoy today’s message? As always, I’d love to hear from you. What has God been prompting you to do that you've been ignoring? Comment below, and I look forward to chatting with you :).


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You were born to do great things. Be obedient.


- Mags

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