Last night was our parish’s May Crowning. It had been a particularly long day for me, in which a difficult situation had presented itself midday. As I sat in the pew listening to Father’s homily on Mary, he was focusing on the fact that it’s easy to do what God is calling you to when it’s what you want to do, too. It’s not nearly so easy when it’s something you don’t want to do or you don’t understand. Thankfully, Mary was willing to do what God asked, even though it wasn’t an easy choice.
I firmly believe that God knows when you need to hear something, and he allows the situation to unfold so that you can hear it—even repeatedly, if you don’t get it the first time. I admit, there have been times in my life that God has had to send me the same message over and over until I finally got it. And, likely, there will be times in the future that God will have to repeat Himself, the ever-patient parent that gently guides His child in the way to go.
I can’t help but think this is one of those times God intended for me to hear this message: Do what I ask, though I know it is not an easy task and you are struggling to understand it. I have come to some kind of peace about the difficult situation I am facing. I don’t completely understand what God is calling me to do, but I am willing to make the choice to follow His way.
Making the hard choice to follow where God is leading can be a constant challenge for some. When was the last time you chose to do what God asked, even though it was hard? Is there something God has been patiently trying to tell you? What is it that you need to hear?
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