Recently I had been asked to go to Kenya to bring supplies and share the gospel. I read Gods word and prayed to Him. My husband did not want me going at all, but I felt pulled by God, to die to myself and follow Him.
I read over and over ”So Eli told Samuel “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.“ So Samuel went and laid in his place,” 1Samuel 3:9(NIV)
Again I read “ Come, follow me,“Jesus said and “I will send you out to fish for people”. AT ONCE they left their nets and followed Him.“ Matthew 4:19
Needless to say I read many scriptures to “come”. I felt I was following God. I committed to going and my husband was not happy.
This was one of my studies the day I decided to go. But through prayer requests, new light was shining on His word. “Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands IN EVERYTHING “ Ephesians 5:24(NIV) 1 Peter 3:1(ESV) says “Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives “
That Was really hard for me to take in. I could not understand how I felt so sure that I was called to Africa yet my husband did not feel the same and I was to listen to him and that was my obedience to God.
So that is what I chose. I’m not going to Africa. Maybe the timing is wrong. Gods will be done. He knows all the days.
I hope this might be encouragement to someone struggling with the same thing. May God bless you