Anywhere You Lead me, I will go
Mercy Chinwo sang a song titled "Chinedum" which means "God leads Me".
The first line of the song says Anywhere You lead me I will go for You are the Way, Truth and the Life. Sincerely speaking, when we say this, do we really mean it?
Anywhere You lead me I will go…Anywhere?? Really??
16 years ago God led my husband and I to Ghana on Missions, but we wanted Europe or South Africa. We weren’t ready for anywhere in Africa but we knew God had spoken. He led us to Ghana and today we have no regrets at all, we are rather very grateful that He led us to Ghana.
God once told me to rug the altar of a church, decorate another church and buy uniform for a 50-man choir, I wanted to turn a deaf ear but I knew it was God so I had to carry out the instructions. Believe you me, the reward that came thereafter have been mind-blowing, far above the seed sown. Wherever He leads you just try to obey because at the end, the benefits will be far beyond your expectations.
In Genesis 22, God told Abraham to sacrifice his one and only son, it was tough, it was difficult but little did he know that it was just a test. After the whole event God proved to Abraham that He was God indeed.
Jesus saw the cross ahead, He had to die for a sin He did not commit. He had to go through the pain and the agony all in obedience to a call from above……Anywhere You lead me I will go…. Even if it is tough.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye several years ago had a dream to become the youngest Professor in Nigeria and he was working hard towards achieving it. Along the line, he gave his life to Christ and was interpreting for the General Overseer at the time. When the man was about to die, the baton was handed over to Pastor E. A. Adeboye and what a blow that was to his dream and his life generally. He could have said No; he could have come up with excuses but he chose to obey God. It was tough but he chose to obey…Anywhere You lead me I will go.
What is God telling you right now? What has He told you to start doing? What has He told you to stop doing?
Are you struggling with Him on the instruction? Remember that He is the Way and in Jeremiah 1:5, we see that He said He knew you even before He formed you; this implies that He knows the way to your success and breakthrough. Is He telling you to pick a lower paying job? Is He telling you to drop that relationship? Whatever He says to you, do it. He has great plans for your life Jeremiah 29:11, you only need to trust Him.
When God led Pastor E. A. Adeboye to the Lagos-Ibadan express way to start a campground, it was as if he didn’t hear right because the location used to be a den of robbers. He chose to go ahead and today the camp is a massive city; It truly pays to follow the leading of God.
Jonah was told in Jonah 1:1 - 2, to go to Nineveh but he went to Tarshish. He rather ran away from God’s instruction and would have died in the belly of a fish but for God’s mercy. Don’t be disobedient no matter how hard it seems, don’t run away, just surrender to Him, at the end, you will give Him praise.
Once you obey and surrender to His will, you will surely go higher, you will surely be elevated. Just surrender to His will and watch your life progress on every side.
---Pastor (Mrs) Seun Jooda