Genesis 22:2 God said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I will show you.” 3 Early the next morning Abraham saddled his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut the wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place that God had told him about.

Abraham’s faithfulness was tested. Abraham was willing to be obedient and sacrifice his son if it meant pleasing God.

At times, we too have obedience exercises. For instance, God may have us apply to a position. We’re obedient and apply. A week later, we get an email telling us we weren’t selected for the position. In our heads, we’re thinking, what was the point? The point was to exercise obedience. Or, God will instruct us to call someone we haven’t spoken to in a long time. We call, and they’re disinterested and not really appreciative of our call. Instead of vowing to not call anyone again, let’s pat ourselves on the back for being obedient.

As we exercise obedience whether we get favorable results or not, God is pleased. Eventually, we’ll obey God and the results will greatly exceed our expectations. Choose to always obey God and watch God’s will be accomplished in the earth and expect Him to positively impact our lives.