Know that your heavenly Father loves you dearly and wants to guide you in this life. In fact, He wants to guide you more than you want to be guided. However, if you want to be led by the Lord you must listen intently and follow His instructions. Therefore, today I just want to put you in remembrance of some things.
In Proverbs 3:5-6, King Solomon writes, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways him, and he shall direct thy paths.” This is an awesome conditional promise of God. If we want His direction, we must remember that certain conditions have to be met:
- Trust in the Lord with all your heart. That means that you trust Him with every area of your life. You trust that His character is impeccable and He has your best interests at heart. You trust that He is faithful and will keep His Word. You have no double-mindedness, trusting Him one minute and doubting Him the next. You must be firm in your belief that He can indeed be relied upon.
- Lean not unto your own understanding. This requires that you admit to yourself you don’t know it all. He has a perspective on things that you don’t have, and your understanding is limited. You renounce self-sufficiency and make up in your mind that you will rely on His limitless, infinite understanding instead of your limited, finite understanding.
- Acknowledge Him in all your ways. This means that you continually consult Him before you move out in any direction. You are submitted to Him consistently, not taking counsel with yourself and saying, “I’ve got this” on certain things, and on others, you may consult Him if you think about it. You must make acknowledging Him a habit as you daily seek His direction in your quiet time with Him and pray without ceasing throughout your day.
When you meet these conditions, God says He WILL direct your path. That is a promise. And be mindful of the fact that hearing the voice of God is a learning process. We have to move out on what we think we hear which may be in the form of an impression, a thought, a word of wisdom or knowledge given through a person, or circumstances which line up a certain way. Right or wrong, you need to be moving for Him to be able to guide you. Isaiah 30:21 (NIV) says, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.'” You must take God at His Word and believe that you hear Him and He will direct you as He promised. According to your faith be it unto you.
When you think about it, God is the best communicator in the world. If He knows you speak English, will He speak to you in Spanish? Of course not! Is He not perfect in all of His ways? Therefore, He is able to communicate His instructions to you in a way that is clear because He wants you to hear Him. He wants to direct your path. He knows you inside and out and the best way to get you to hear and understand Him. The question is do you believe it? Are you listening? He wants to direct you into your destiny. Therefore, trust Him, lean on His understanding, and acknowledge Him in everything you do, and He will guide you safely to your destination, the fulfillment of the purpose for which He created you. And remember what God said to Joyce Meyer when she asked Him, “What if I miss You?” He replied, “If you miss Me, I’ll find you.”
What has God taught you about how to hear His voice? Please share by leaving a comment below.
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