Moving Beyond God’s Revealed Will

stormOne of the most dangerous things you can do is to move past God’s revealed will. What I’m talking about is stepping past what God has already shown you and doing your own thing. If you don’t believe it, just read the book of Jonah.

God instructed Jonah, gave him an assignment and he disobeyed and ended up in the belly of a fish. And then he still ended up doing exactly what God said to do. God created the fish in order for Jonah to learn the lesson of obedience. But not only do we have to do what God says do, but there is another lesson as well. When God says NO, we must learn to back up and leave it alone, no matter how much we want something or someone.

I was chatting with an acquaintance online and she shared a dream in which God clearly was telling her no. The truth is she has had other dreams like this in the past, but I guess God wanted to remind her so that she could avoid a heartache. As I already knew, God was saying no. And then the dream came at the end of a fast, so the Lord wanted her to have clarity.

But for some reason, I don’t think she is going to heed the”no” of God. I think her desires are overtaking the voice of God. But if we allow that to happen, there will be a consequence. But when we do that, we have no one to blame but ourselves. You can’t blame God, and you can’t blame anyone else involved either. To go beyond God’s revealed will means the consequences are on you.

I pray that this person heeds God’s voice. I had a dream about her and things did not end well. I can see it happening now only because she refuses o listen to God. Remember, if we try to make God’s “no” a yes, get ready for the storm.

Jonah 1:3-4

New International Version (NIV)

3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.

4 Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up.

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