There can be so many voices clamoring for our attention every day. Sometimes it seems that the loudest voices get the most attention. When I turn on the news I hear "NEWS ALERT" and stop in my tracks to see what's happened now.
And what about those voices that echo in your head from childhood?
Maybe you weren't always given encouragement as a child growing up. The voices may continue to shout:
- You're not good enough
- You're not that smart
- You're not very pretty
- Who do you think you are?
- You come from the wrong side of town
Fear can keep you from stepping out of your comfort zone. The voice of fear seems to be the one that plagues me the most. It can be easier to continue doing what I know how to do than to venture out into the unknown. Why take the risk? What if it fails?
And lately the voice that crops up in my mind is ...you're too old!
But deep inside, in the inner parts of me, inside my Spirit ... I hear His voice.
Your own ears will hear Him. Right behind you a voice will say,"This is the way you should go," whether to the right or to the left. ~ Isaiah 30:21 NLT
I have to admit it's not always as clear as this verse. But every single morning I take the time to be quiet and read my Bible and pray. There are times when a Scripture that I've read many times before will practically leap off the page. I pray that the Holy Spirit will guide me and nudge me when I should speak and when I should remain quiet during my day.
Last week I wrote about the dreams I carry inside. If you didn't have the chance to read it, click here.
This week Bonnie of Faith Barista asked us what God's voice is saying to us. I love the image she shared and invited us to use.
I'm linking up a few days late for Beloved Brews Thursdays.
Blessings and love,