Most mothers who have adolescent children have experienced this at one point or another. It may not always be intentional, but sometimes children do ignore the call of their parents.
In the same way, we sometimes ignore the call of God, our Heavenly Father, to do what is just and righteous. We are all children of God, and it hurts our loving Father whenever we choose not to do His will. Worldly things often lead us into thinking that we can navigate this world by ourselves. But in the end, we will realize that it is God who truly knows what is best.
As the Scripture says in Proverbs 19:21, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” God has given us a set of teachings and commandments in order to guide us towards leading a life of peace, joy and happiness. The reason why so many people today are distraught and drowning in their troubles is because they fail to listen to the Word of God.
When we were born into this world, it was God who was holding our hand as we took our first steps on earth. As we grew older, a lot of worldly distractions made us pull our hand farther and farther away from God. We are fooled into thinking that we can stand alone. And when we stumble, some of us return to God; but some of us go their own way, leaving them lost, in pain and in despair.
Always keep God close to your heart and listen to His Word. We will never lose our way if we do not ignore the call of God and heed His instructions. God loves you and He is always within your reach.