Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, Nor did I turn away.
John 21: 2-3 Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing.
Jonah is a classic example for turning away, but let us meditate on Peter. (Jn 21:3, Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.”). The will of God for Peter is to be a fisher of men and not fish. Here he calls his associates for fishing in the sea. He knew His will, and stayed with the Lord to know this will. After all this, when darkness and fear of the Jews surrounded his life, to find his own way to get through his life, he decided to go fishing. Peter turned away from what He heard from the Lord and went his own way.
Our Lord loved him and came to the shore, called out to him, and performed a miracle in front of him. He blessed Peter with the fishing business again and finally asked him, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” Peter grieved in His presence and accepted the ministry that He gave him. Likewise, if any one among us turned away from His will after knowing it, then He is waiting for us in the shore. He may have blessed us with all the worldly blessing, but that is not an indication that we are in the right path. Let us repent and accept the lane that He is assigning for us and run in that lane patiently.
Rebellious heart is a heart with no fear of God
Disobedient heart is a heart with fear of God, but not willing to accept His path