The king’s officials answered him, “Your servants are ready to do whatever our lord the king chooses.” 2 Samuel 15:15
Servants are expected to do whatever the boss requires them to do. Everyone who works a job is a servant to the boss or manager of that job. Every person answers to someone higher than himself.
While many people will be obedient, there are some that will rebel against the desires of the leader. They will choose to do things their own way rather than following the choice of the leader. Often this is due to the difficulty of following the leader’s ways.
David had chosen to flee the castle and the city out of safety. His officials said that were ready and willing to do whatever he chose.
Every believer is under the leadership of God. They are to be His servants and willing to obey His every leading.
In His infinite and perfect wisdom, God leads His people on a path that is best for them and everyone else. God sees the bigger picture and can make the right choice for each person. This path may sometimes be very difficult and does not always make sense.
Following God will sometimes mean that one must leave behind his friends, family and whatever else is familiar to him. Stepping out into a new location may be difficult but may also save a person from a greater danger in staying.
As a person follows God’s choices, he will see God’s hand of provision and protection upon his life. Doing God’s will always bring about peace, that the world does not understand, fulfillment and an abundant life. This is a choice to deny self and this fallen world in order to obey God and do what He chooses.
As a believer in Jesus, you are a servant of God. You need to make a choice to do whatever Jesus, your King, chooses. Follow God wherever He may lead, whether that means leaving your friends, family or anything else behind.
Do not allow yourself to be like the world and selfish, doing your own thing in your own way. The path of this world and self will only lead to death and destruction, not life that God has for you.
The path God has you take may be difficult, but in the end it will bring about perfect life in heaven for all eternity.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will do whatever God calls you to do; that you will trust God’s leading in your life; that you will know the abundant life God has for you; and that you will be a servant of God in all that you do.