"Remember, God’s will was for John to be exiled, Paul to be jailed, Jesus to be executed. Why do we assume God’s will for us is to have a great job, a happy wife, and a large bank account?
"We have a responsibility to do everything we can to make wise choices
and obey God’s commands. However, our obedience will not guarantee
immediate success. We are guaranteed that when we obey, a day will come
in which we will never regret it.
"Obey. And if suffering or failure follows your obedience, don’t be too quick to assume you have chosen wrongly. You obey and leave the outcomes to God."
Read the whole thing.
[Thanks to colleague Dave Mann for linking to this post over on Facebook.]