How Many Times?

Acts 9:10-16 – 10 Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and to him the Lord said in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” 11 So the Lord said to him, “Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for behold, he is praying. 12 And in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him, so that he might receive his sight.” 13 Then Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem. 14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name.” 15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.16 For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake.”

How many times has the Lord asked us to do something, but we refuse to listen and obey? The Lord calls us to “go” and we make up excuses as to why it is better to “stay”. We must trust that when the Lord says “go”, He has a reason and a purpose. What would have happened if Ananias would have not listened to the Lord? Would Saul have become Paul? Would he have become one of the greatest, if not the greatest, disciples in the world? Thankfully, we don’t have to ask those questions because Ananias obeyed. Remember Ananias the next time the Lord calls you to do something. Yes, it might be uncomfortable or even a little scary, but have faith that His plan and purpose is to do great things through you.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

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