You know the phrase “If a tree falls in the middle of forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?”
The answer is Yes. God hears it.
Obedience to God can sometimes feel like you’re a tree falling in the middle of an empty forest.
You’re not sure if anyone can hear you land. You’re not sure if it even matters in the grand scheme of the forest. You just know that you were supposed to fall… so you did.
One of the great things Dan Millican and I talked about in the latest podcast is the need to be obedient to God’s call. We talked about making films and putting them into the proper perspective. God doesn’t need our films to bring anyone to salvation. God can do it all on His own.
But, if he asks us to make films for Him, we must be obedient to that. Even if the film or blog or podcast or story changes no one or nothing. We must do it because God asked us to do it.
Some people may call that blind obedience and blind faith. However, I think it is more accurate to say it is blind obedience based on total faith.
It will be up to God alone whether our work changes lives and touches souls.
The most important thing is that, when we stand before our Creator, we can say we did what we were told. Period.
Like the tree falling in the empty forest, God will smile and say, “I know.”