Jesus says, "Follow me."
And often we answer, "Lord, I will follow You, but..." (Luke 9:61)
Jesus requires submitting our will to God's will. If, when Jesus
calls, we choose to follow our common sense instead, then we find
ourselves in, what I call, a loop.
Oswald Chambers teaches it this way...
you get into the habit of doing something physically, you will do it
every time you are tested until you break the habit through sheer
determination. And the same is true spiritually. Again and again you
will come right up to what Jesus wants, but every time you will turn
back at the point of testing, until you are determined to abandon
yourself to God in total surrender.
we fail to follow God's will then He loops us back to face the same
test again. These loops continue until we submit. During these loops
our relationship with God stops growing. However, when we finally pass
the test by surrendering ourselves we (again) move forward in our
relationship with Christ. Are you currently caught in a loop? The way forward is to submit to God's will even when it doesn't make sense.