I was having coffee with a friend the other day, and in the conversation I threw out a thought…
My wondering/ thought/ question/ concern was this…”If I’m in a moment of my mind feeling anxious, or in a moment of feeling the “pressure” –can I hear God clearly through that? Or could that anxiety or fear or intimidation or pressure to “get it right” or to “have something to say” actually block me from being able to hear Him clearly in that moment? If I begin to listen to the lies, if I begin to listen to the doubt?”
As I was listening to a message last night, there was talk about there being “pressure” of the enemy, and “resistance”….and suddenly that word took me back to that conversation I had…. and then in an instant I realized I was looking at the whole thing all wrong. I had a wrong mindset that God wanted to make right.
Here is what I feel like the Lord showed me…
Yes, there will be pressure. There will be resistance. But in those moments when I feel the “pressure” and when my mind goes, “*gasp* Oh no, God, I don’t know what to do? I feel caught off guard, I don’t know what to tell this person, I am flustered and I don’t know if I can hear clearly from You in this moment? What if I’m wrong? *mental downward spiral*…..“
When I begin to hear these kind of “doubts” and “what if’s” in my head… He reminded me that this is what I am to pause and remember and turn my focus on….
I am His sheep, and His sheep hear His voice. He lives in me.
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” – John 10:27
Note to Self: Next time you find yourself worrying that you might not be able to hear Him through the pressure, through the resistance, the anxiety, the fears, the fluster, the doubt…..
Just remember this solid truth….
“I am His sheep, I know Him and I follow Him… and I can hear His voice. He lives in me.”
Yes, I can hear Him. Yes, in the “pressure” I will turn to Him, I will run into Him, I will remember His truth, I will find Him, and I will hear Him.
Stay rooted and grounded in His Word.
“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” – Colossians 2:7