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I Should Have Listened


I write these devotionals each day. I have no idea what each days writing will be about. Suffice it to say, I don't plan or write ahead. I sit down and talk to God every morning. I read my bible and I wait. I go about about my business and I wait. I might jot down a note here or there during the day. The note might be for today, three days from now or never. Usually, I actually begin writing around sunset. Yesterday, however, was different.

Yesterday the devotional was written by 9:30 am. My husband happened to be home and was stunned. "What's up with that? You're already done?" were his exact words. I had the words, the picture and had uploaded it to my website. It was totally out of the ordinary. I was excited to contemplate a day without thinking that I still needed to write something. You see, sometimes it's 10 or 11 pm before it comes together, so an early day was a WaHoo moment.

However, I didn't listen well enough. I had the words, I had the picture. I had uploaded it to the web. However, I didn't finish it. I felt like I should finish it. I believe the Holy Spirit urged me to finish it. I should have finished it, but I blew it off. I'll finish it later. I've got the whole day after all. How wrong I was. Now here I am asking for forgiveness. For not listening. I should have listened.

Around 1:00 pm my internet went down. Yep, I am serious. No wifi. Yikes! I can do a lot from my phone, but finishing a post is not one of them. I grabbed the hot spot and got it done, but...if only I had listened. God, literally, had my back and I chose to go another way. Dude!

Lesson: When you feel that urging, do it. When you know what you should do, do it. When you think you've got all the time in the world, you might not. God's plan is always 'way better' that our plan. Just do what God says. God's got your back.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 MSG

"The last and final word is this: Fear God. Do what he tells you."


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