When God Says Go

When God says Go… we can answer with WhoaSlowNo—or we can simply Go!

Sometimes it’s hard to discern God’s will, to figure out exactly what he wants us to do in each situation. We often function as if we have all the time in the world to obey him, but in the last two years, events have shown us that time waits for no one. 

There is no such thing as postponing a decision with God. We simply obey or disobey. The choice is faith or disbelief. 

Four years ago, I knew God was calling me to write, but I had no idea where to begin. I called a friend (the only published author I knew). She enthusiastically urged me to leave North Pole, Alaska, and journey to Grand Rapids, Michigan. I became just as excited as she was, until she said the conference began in three days. 

I recalled a scripture: “The Lord said to Abram, Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you…I will bless you…and you will be a blessing.” Genesis 12:1-2

At that moment I felt like Abram. It did not make sense. It did not seem possible—but I trusted God’s voice and knew the only step was “GO.” 

Like Abram, I packed up everything and journeyed to the land called Promise (Speak Up Conference). From the time the doors opened, I knew my “Go” was met with God’s blessings. 

  • I met strangers who became like family. 
  • I was provided with opportunities that were life changing.
  • God returned everything I sacrificed financially to make this journey with an act of kindness.

Someone I had never met before handed me a check that covered my expenses.  With the check came a note, with the prayer that this gift would increase my husband’s faith. There is no way this person and her husband could have known the impact of their obedience. This experience not only changed my life, but it encouraged my husband to trust God more, too. 

Obedience is faith-in-motion. 

The blessing is not yet seen, but God never calls without purpose and plan. 

Obedience to God leads us to the best plan. 

Make plans for your life, but leave room for God to order your steps (Proverbs 16:9) 

Obedience to God will bring a life of abundance.

Our lives often cycle through times of hardship. The enemy seeks to kill, steal, and destroy, but Jesus came to bring salvation, a hope-filled future, and an abundant, satisfying life. (John 10:10)

 Prayer:  Dear Lord, thank you for Abram’s example of simple obedience. How challenging it must have been for him to leave everything to follow your command! Yet he did it.

Thank you, Father, that we can trust your call in our lives. Help us to be sensitive to your voice and faithful to follow.

Help me, Lord, to be like Abram. When your word to me is clear, give me the courage to move forward. Give me faith to obey, even when it’s scary, and even when traditional wisdom says otherwise. Help me to bravely act in obedience to you, so that you will be glorified through my life. Amen.

Question: How can you obey the Lord today? What specific action do you believe God wants you to take in simple obedience to Him?

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16 Comments

  1. Treva James on 2022-09-08 at 5:19 PM

    Awesome! This is so good, continue to be the light and shine in every room God leads you to. God has told me this is my season of Go!

  2. Christina Custodio on 2022-09-06 at 3:23 PM

    This is so good Kennita! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Peg Arnold on 2022-09-06 at 1:38 PM

    Thank you Kennita, you inspire me!!

    • Kennita Williams on 2022-09-06 at 11:00 PM

      Peg you are such an inspiration to me! I am blessed to know that my words inspired you. Let’s continue to move in obedience as we build God’s Kingdom. Blessings to you.

  4. Pam Mitchael on 2022-09-06 at 1:06 PM

    Such a timely encouragement to me as I step out in faith to do the hard thing…to tell my hard story! To break out of the chains of shame and to live my redemption story out loud for His Glory! I’m sitting on GO!
    Love you, Kennita.

  5. Carol Kent on 2022-09-06 at 11:30 AM

    Kennita, this is such a powerful reminder to “Go” when God is moving us to take action! Thank you for this important reminder!

    • Kennita Williams on 2022-09-06 at 11:03 PM

      Thank you Ms. Carol. I am inspired by you daily. May you continue to “GO” when God says “GO”… your “GO” makes us better. Blessing to you.

  6. Jennifer Wake on 2022-09-06 at 10:24 AM

    Wonderful, wise, challenging words. Thank you

    • Kennita Williams on 2022-09-06 at 11:06 PM

      Thank you Jennifer! May your obedience to the Father continue to bless all that you encounter. Blessings to you.

  7. Donna Fagerstrom on 2022-09-06 at 7:50 AM

    Outstanding Kennita!❤️ Thank you for obeying God’s voice. We are better because of you beloved sister.

    • Kennita Williams on 2022-09-06 at 11:08 PM

      Donna thank you so much. I am blessed by you. May God continue to use you for His glory. Blessings to you.

    • Lisa Saruga on 2022-09-12 at 8:10 AM

      Thank you, Kennita. What a great message.

      • Kennita Williams on 2022-09-14 at 10:56 PM

        Thank you my friend. I appreciate your words of encouragement.

  8. Ann Haskin on 2022-09-06 at 6:46 AM

    I am so encouraged by this message! I have my memoir sitting at Xulon Press waiting for me to give them the ok to edit it and add a website address a email and PO Box. I have been dragging my feet and not doing anything with it and it’s a great God story! This has motivated me big time!
    I attended the Speak Up Conference in 2014 and was so blessed beyond what I could imagine! Thank you so much! God is telling me, GO!

    • Kennita Williams on 2022-09-06 at 11:15 PM

      Amen Amen Amen! Ann, I am cheering you on! Your simple act of obedience will be a blessing to so many. Ann, there are so many people waiting to hear how God moved in your life… press send and let God do the rest. Blessings to you.

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