Have you ever heard God’s voice? What did He tell you? Was it a reassurance, a comfort in your time of grief, a calming word in a time of chaos? Was it a rebuking, a correction, a gentle chastening? Did God give you a mission? Other then the Great Commission of course, did He give you a task, or show you a path He wanted you to take?
I ran from God for years. Not necessarily an all out sprint, but just enough of a pace to stay off the radar (at least in my mind). Only in the last year or two have I actually stopped and let Him catch up. Rather, allow myself to catch up to His calling.
The way is narrow, and there will be suffering. But we can count it all joy, because the only way to fulfill our lives and His purpose, is to take the path He directs us to.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
Since I have been on the path He created for me, I have never felt as fulfilled as I do now. It isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, but I know that I’m heading in the right direction.
Robert Frost said in a well known poem,
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference”
What road are you to be taking? Where is God leading you?
A.W. Tozer writes in The Pursuit of God,
“The Voice of God is a friendly Voice. No one need fear to listen to it unless he has already made up his mind to resist it.”
Are you resisting?
Pressing toward the mark,