Habit of Listening

We must let God speak. When we hear the voice of God, opportunity will no longer slip through our hands. When God speaks we find that is resonates as true yet it flies in the face of pop culture, conventional wisdom and even mainstream Christianity. But we must take the time and give God the floor of our heart. Let God speak and form a habit of listening. Many have never heard from God but it’s not because he is silent, it’s because we just won’t stop talking, moving, self-medicating and the biggest problem, people pleasing. But God has something to say.

Sometimes we fear risking for something that will prove to be empty, because it’s happened too often in the past. But we have chased empty things, usually because we have listened to the voice of man. Rushing off to chase what is popular, accepted, politically correct, or even expected of us, are several reasons we have come up empty. And the risk has not been met with any real reward - life has remained empty. People pleasing is a primary failing in our pursuit of abundant living. When we measure our approval through the eyes of man, there is no room for the voice of God. The greatest tragedy is that when we worry more about what man says, we crowd out the very voice of God. 

Revelation is not reserved for the elite - God is speaking to everyone. God’s message to us is best received in a posture of humility and it is never withheld from the poor in spirit. Tell God you're on a search for his best and he’ll guide you on a great discovery. When you were tucked away in mom's womb God had unique plans for you. And although in the past you’ve risked everything for empty dreams, nothing you've done to this very point in time is unusable - NOTHING. Even the years that we've wandered in what seems like a desert, are just increasing our thirst for rivers of life, and toughening our soles for a great journey. Don't let fear of the future keep you from hearing God - Let God speak and set that habit of listening in stone.

Proverbs 29:18, Matthew 5:3, Psalm 139