Did You Hear That?

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8 (NLT)

On a pretty regular basis I hear people say they don’t know what God’s will is for their life. Or they say that they aren’t sure what God wants them to do. Sometimes, this conversation comes with a little (maybe a lot) of angst. I get it.

Sometimes, I go down that path too. I get all spun up in questions like “Am I doing the right thing?” or “What if I’m hearing you wrong?” That last one is my favorite. As I feel God telling me to do something, I start down the path. “What if this isn’t you? Could this be me inventing things?” And I don’t make any movement at all because I am afraid of making the wrong movement. And we all know not doing something is a decision in itself.

As I ponder this, I begin to look at who God is. This is the God that got people’s attention through the most amazing circumstances. He talked to them in dreams, through angels, through animals, through storms, in burning bushes, through Scripture, through manna falling on the ground to name a few….

And then I remember texts like today’s verse. God takes the responsibility of talking. He initiates the conversation and tells us over and over again in the Bible that it is his job to get us where we need to be. He will tell us the way to go, he will direct our paths, he will say go this way or that.

Why is it I think I am going to miss the message? If God can talk to people in all these ways, he can certainly get my attention. And as I reflect on how I’ve heard God and known it was him in the past, I am sure he can do that again.

So what are we to do? The Bible says our job is to believe. To believe in Jesus, to believe that God will do what he says he will do (and there are a ton of promises about how he will work out his plan.) So listen for the voice. Don’t be afraid to follow it. Don’t dismiss it. God is talking to his kids…..every single day.