During my morning meditation, I just kept hearing this word rebellion. So many things are going on in my head about this. Rebellion is something that I have struggled with often throughout my life.
The question I am asking myself is where did this begin for me.
What is rebellion? There are several definitions for this word
Websters definition. opposition to one in authority or dominance
Greek. g3894. παραπικρασμός parapikrasmos; from 3893; irritation: — provocation.
Hebrew. h4805. מְרִי merîy; from 4784; bitterness, i.e. (figuratively) rebellion; concretely, bitter, or rebellious: — bitter, (most) rebel(-lion, -lious).
Isaiah 42:20 (ESV) 20 He sees many things, but does not observe them;
his ears are open, but he does not hear. Hebrew for the word hear. h8085. שָׁמַע šâma‘; a primitive root; to hear intelligently. Obedient, obey………….
James 4:17 (AMP) 17 So any person who knows what is right to do but does not do it, to him it is sin.
Rebellion, This is the trap. I really feel that, in a way, rebellion is a trap.
Most of us know what to do to fix the problem. We know what we can do to change things for the better and we spend most of our time and most of our energy talking ourselves out of doing what we know we need to do.
Ask yourself this question.
I was asked or told to do this……. And I chose not to.
What would be the reason you chose not to do it? Because it would make you feel uncomfortable, because it’s not the norm?
I heard once that your feelings aren’t a choice but your behavior and your thoughts are always A choice.
Know who you are in Jesus And get past your feelings, and make the right choice in whatever situation you are in.