Who hasn’t gone out shopping for advice? I’m always seeking out the genius thoughts others have to offer.
I often call my daughter over before I head out the door and demand she answer which shoes look better, right foot or left foot. I ask my husband on a regular basis to come into the kitchen to sample my casserole and let me know if it tastes funny. My son gets to answer questions over and over about run on sentences along with proper use of semi-colons.
Yes no doubt, I definitely pay attention to the words others have to say, their advice, their know-how, their kindness, their jokes, their experiences, and their understanding.
But there are those times when what is said just doesn’t sit right with me. A red flag goes up in my mind. I crinkle up my forehead as I hear the words of others around me and find myself not agreeing with them at all.
When the red flags start to rise I take the advice of Joyce Meyer who writes: “Hear what others have to say, but listen to God.”
Deep inside us is the voice of God. We have to listen for His answers and His infinite wisdom. This I know: His words never change and His love never dies. He doesn’t double back on His promises and that love He offers comes with an abundance of guarantees. Without doubt God gives an unwavering word of honor.
How can we not want to hear what He has to say?
The majority or the minority may want to continue babbling on with contrary words against God, but we mustn’t let that sway our thinking one way or another. If what you hear goes against what you believe deep in your soul, stick with the thoughts of your soul.
Then let’s talk.
There’s a lot to be said about listening to God.