It was a colorful morning, and even the glamorous red and orange color of the sunrise could tell it all. It was my custom to wake up early in the morning and go to my balcony to watch the beautiful sunrise. Lol! I’m just attracted to its never-fading beauty.
However, things were a bit different for me that day. Although I was in the presence of a dazzling sunup, I was completely lost in thoughts. I was sad, worried, and my mind loaded with questions. I exceedingly hungered for answers to something that had troubled me for many days.
I’m surrounded by many believers, including my relatives, friends, pastors, neighbors, and even spiritual mentors. I cherish them a lot, and we have one thing in common that links us up; we are believers and followers of Jesus Christ, He is our Lord and Savior.
Every time I interacted with some of these people, no one failed to share with me how God answered their prayers and how He spoke to them. Of course, I totally gave my ears to them, but it made me feel uneasy about my salvation. I never heard God’s voice speaking to me, even after a couple of prayers and fasting.
Now, this is the reason why I was inattentive to the beautiful sunrise. I wondered if my salvation is genuine, then why did God not speak to me? Was I half-saved or does God just choose people to speak to? Honestly, this troubled me much.
Are you that person who is not sure if God speaks to you, or you are wondering how He speaks to people? Do you find yourself sometimes infuriated thinking that God doesn’t want to listen nor respond to you? Do you doubt your relationship with God simply because you no longer hear from Him?
Well, you don’t need to contempt yourself at all. There is nothing wrong with your salvation. The truth is, God speaks to us more frequently but we barely pay attention to what He says (Job 33:14). Eventually, we accuse Him of being silent and not answering our complaints.
Our main problem is that we expect God to speak to us like so-and-so. We have our heart set on hearing Him talking directly to us. We wait for a voice and eventually get disappointed because of our unmet expectations.
But in actual fact, God speaks to us in many different ways. At night when people are asleep, God speaks in dreams and visions (Job 33:15). God can speak to us through another person or through the scripture, where a Bible verse catches your eyes.
Moreover, God is unlimited and He can speak through other ways, e. g., through a whisper, our thoughts, supernatural manifestation, or through circumstances, etc. Please quit saying that God doesn’t speak to you, because He does it again and again.
Have you been into a church service and everything the preacher shares correlate with what you’re going through? Of course, the preacher has no slightest clue about your situation, but it’s God using him to answer you.
Be keen and attentive in areas you suspect God uses to speak to you. Shalom!