John 11: 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.”

Let’s see if we can see ourselves in Martha’s response.

GOD: Lay your hands on yourself to be healed.
US: What’s that going to do? They already said I have cancer.

GOD: Start looking for a house.
US: I’m not ready. My credit is too bad.

GOD: Share an inspirational message with others.
US: I don’t want people thinking I’m a hypocrite.

GOD: Submit your life to Me.
US: What about my boyfriend/girlfriend and all the fun things I’m going to miss out on?

Like Martha, some of us find every excuse or reason not to obey God. We’ll think of this and that, but all He wants us to do is obey Him. There’s a blessing in our obedience. It may not instantly happen, but our obedience is seed for our harvest.

Stop giving so many excuses and asking so many questions trying to figure out every single detail of the process and DO WHAT GOD SAID.

John 11:40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”