There was a time when I wondered why he didn’t speak to me. It went from me merely asking a question to literally crying out for him and nothing! Or so I thought…
When I say him, I mean God. I was in a place where I wanted to hear from him, and I could not understand why he would not respond. I later realized he was answering me; I just couldn’t hear him above the noise.
When I say “noise” I’m referring to pride, fear, and doubt (as my sistor (no typo) Millie Max so eloquently put it in our bible study group). The noise that I created myself and though only I could hear this noise it was so loud! Loud enough that when God answered my questions, my calls, and my cries, I could not listen to him.
After a lot of prayer, I began to seek him more, and I became intentional in my efforts to hear his voice. I was able to eliminate some of the noise I created myself and some of the noise the enemy had placed in me, and I began to hear him. Once I became familiar with his voice, I was able to realize that he’d been speaking to me all along.
Have you ever been in a restaurant or location where you’re talking to a friend, and although it’s loud you still seem to be able to have a conversation or share a few words? You don’t even have to yell you might even whisper or you move in a bit closer and lower your voices to hear each other better, and somehow it works? It’s because you know their voice. Now that I am establishing my relationship with God and allowing my ears to be open to him, I can sometimes hear him through the “noise.” Yeah, we’re cool like that.
I want to encourage those of you who are seeking answers or words from God and are feeling like you can’t hear his voice to eliminate the noise in your life and familiarize yourself with his voice. Get personal with him like you would with any friend and one day you will be able to hear his voice. The closer you get to him, the clearer his voice will be. The Time is NOW!