The Lord has a plan, and all we need to do is to be obedient to Him.

A few days ago, I was speaking with a co-worker when he used the word “obedience.” As he struggles to follow the Lord’s Will in his life, he found that being obedient to the Lord was a necessity in order to live a fulfilling, satisfying life.

I stopped to think back about times in my life when I failed to follow God. The consequences are sometimes immeasurable. As I look back upon the times when I decided the best plan for my life was ‘x,’ when God wanted me to ‘y,’ I plainly see the mistakes I’ve made.

But when we think about being obedient, what does that really mean? What will God ask us to do? Well, it’s hard to say. Sometimes he may just want some of your time, to sit down and talk with Him. Or maybe He wants you to make a life changing career decision. In most cases, it’s probably somewhere in the middle between.

Jesus reminds us in Matthew 7:21 that “Not every one that says Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the Will of my Father which is in Heaven.”

Jesus is Lord and Savior, but we need to do more than say a prayer. We need to take our life to the next step by following His commands and being obedient to His Will for our lives.