Most of us have played Simon says. A leader gets to give orders to the group. Whatever the leader says, everyone must do as long as the command is proceeded by, “Simon says”. The leader can tell the group to do things and leave out “Simon says.” Anyone who does what the leader says without the “Simon says” in front of it has to sit out. The last one who does everything the leader says wins and becomes leader for the next round.
Everyone has a Simon.
A couple in our church just celebrated 66 years of marriage. Sunday the pastor asked the husband the secret of their success. “Just say, ‘yes ma’am’ to everything she says.”
Who’s calling the shots in our lives? Is it our spouse? Our boss? Our ministry? Our church? Time? Our calendars?
Someone or something is calling the shots in our lives. Driving us through the day, the week. Someone or someone may be defining the direction our life is taking.
If it’s not Almighty God, working in us through the leading of the Holy Spirit, we’ll miss all the blessings Jesus has for us. We’ll miss the best for our lives if we allow someone or something other than God to call the shots in our lives.
Simon says, open your Bibles and read Deuteronomy 13:4
You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey His voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.