I’ve discovered the beauty of following God is that you can’t fake anything. If he asks you to do something, there’s no way to fake it. The “hey look, what’s that over there?” trick doesn’t work on him. And you can do what you feel he’s called you to do, but even that isn’t enough. He’s after the heart. That means he knows exactly what you are thinking and feeling as you do it. That all has to line up as well.
I bring this up because it seems like these days I can’t have one single selfish, sinful, or angry thought without God tapping me on the shoulder and saying, “hey, we need to talk about that.” Which basically means we are talking every minute or so.
I just take comfort in the fact that God gets what he wants, even if he has to drag me kicking and screaming to get there. God doesn’t allow faking it until you make it.