I feel like lately one of the things I get asked the most is …how do I know? How can I be sure? How can I hear what God is really saying? And sometimes I just want to take my hands… Grab my dear sisters face and say… You’re never gonna be sure. You’re never gonna know everything before you jump. You just have to know HIM! And if you know HIM, the path will make itself known
FAITH is the substance of things hoped for… The evidence of things NOT seen. If we saw everything we needed before we took the step. If we knew everything… It wouldn’t be faith.
I LOVED Mark Batterson’s words this morning in #drawthecircle “so how do we hear the voice of God? The FIRST thing to do is open your Bible. When you open your bible, you open Gods mouth. The surest way to get a word from the Lord is by getting into Gods word. God WILL speak to you. Then God will speak through you.”
This hit me so hard because we Christians… And especially we Americans can want everything labeled, secured, and handed to us in a nicely packaged box. But God doesn’t work like that. He has answers for you. He has directions for you. If He didn’t have a next step for your life. A purpose for your days or something He wanted you to do, you wouldn’t be here. It’s that simple.
So if you’re wondering what He has for you. What your next step is… Why you’re so confused… Or distracted … Or fearful… stop turning everywhere else and turn to Him. Stop asking everyone else’s opinions and reading all the other books, ask HIM… Read HIS book. Because when the crap hits the fan in whatever step you take, you’ve GOT to know it was His voice calling. And that will give you strength to keep going. If you’re listening to other voices and you leap off of that, you’re setting yourself up for some heartache and division in that relationship.
Seek Him friends. Faith comes by hearing… And hearing comes by the WORD of God. If you need a place to start, #pursuit31reads on instagram is in Romans all this month. No plan… No set amount of verses or time. Just open it up. Start anywhere. Just read something. And He will speak.