Does God talk to us every day?
Will I be confused at what I think He is saying to me?
If you have asked yourself these questions, you are asking the same questions I have asked myself. Through the years I have learned there are some simple ways to answer these questions. First, God talks to us through His direction to us. We just need to listen. God will speak to us through songs, friends, sermons, teachers, and even in ways we do not understand. It may be that small voice we hear early in the morning when we awake. Many times God will reach out to you though others and get this… we will be used as the voice to OTHERS!! Out actions might be the communication to our friends.
I am not a preacher, but I wanted to share with you how I knew God direction.
First: Seek to know your spiritual gift.
God gives all of us spiritual gifts. I remember the first time I heard this in church, I wanted to know more. I did not have any idea what my gift was and wondered how I could know what it was. It was not clear to me! I really did have to stop and think about it. Once I realized my gift, I knew why I reacted the way I did. Read: 1 Corinthians 12: 7 – 11. “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same[a] Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”
Second: Start your day with prayer.
Once we know our spiritual gift, (there could be more than one), ask God for direction. James 1:5 tells us the perfect solution!! Ask God to guide your path. This verse tells us: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”
Third: Look for God’s Path
God’s will for your life is not a job. God’s gift will perfectly match the way you already are, where you are, and what you already like.
Living my life trying to “do it alone” has never worked for me. I find I am alone in a room full of friends, looking for answers that leave me empty and sad at the stillness of the night. When I am open to what God has for me, I am filled with peace. I hope this has helped you know your gift to yourself and others.