A friend once asked me “Why doesn’t God speak to me?”
I asked, in return, “What does His voice sound like?”
“What do you mean?” was his reply.
“What does God’s voice sound like? Is it an internal voice? An external voice? Does it speak in English, Spanish, or some other language? Does it have a familiar accent? Is it loud or soft? Is it the same all the time? Is is scary sounding or soothing?”
“I don’t know.”
“Well, If you haven’t taken the time to define what you’re listening for, how can you possibly know that God isn’t speaking to you right here and now?
Here’s Today’s Two Cents:
Knowing what it means to experience something is a part of being able to experience it. If you haven’t taken the time to clarify what you’re looking for, then how do you know it’s not staring you in the face right now?
So many of us are in a frenzy trying to hear God, trying to have a good day, trying to become creative, trying to succeed, trying to experience something wonderful, trying, trying, and trying
have never taken the time to define what it means, what it looks like, what it feels like to hear God, have a good day, be creative, succeed, or experience something wonderful.
This post isn’t about hearing the voice of God (although it can certainly be applied to that subject). It’s about being deliberate in the way you design your life. It’s not enough to merely want amazing experiences. You have to know how to recognize amazing experiences when they show up.
Do you know what you’re looking for well enough to recognize it the next time you stumble across it?