Obeying is not an issue to me.. the issue is to determine if I am obeying the right person.
Since childhood I am used to obeying what someone says.. listen to my mom, listen to my dad, listen to whatmy friend says, listen to whatmy sister says, listen to what the teacher says..and obey it and carry out what they tell me to do. In a way it has been so easy when my life has been just listen to others and I dont really have to take any descions. I have my parents and my siblings who care for me and who know better than me.. just listen to what they say and just do.. things are in perfect control, they know how to handle things. Life was so easy and simple that time.
(NIV) Genesis 3:13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, What is this you have done? The woman said, The serpent deceived me, and I ate.
But the challenge came up, when the people whom I started listening to or obeying were not really the ones who really care for me or the people who are mature enough to guide me in the right direction. When I started to listen and trust such people in life, the real problem started. The directions are not right, the path is sinful and self driven. Slowly, the question arises with the trustworthiness of the people, the maturity of the people, the wisdom of the people, the faithfulness of the people.
(NIV) John 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
Whenwe really try to find the real person who is wise and trustworthyon the world whom I can follow is the "Holy Spirit", thereisno one who isas wise and as caring as Him.