Lately, I have become more attuned to listening to the soft voice of my spirit. Do you listen to that voice? The one that whispers an idea, a warning, a gentle nudge forward. The one you hear just before that LOUD and OBNOXIOUS voice SCREAMS and says NO, WAIT, UH OH YOU CAN’T. It’s the voice of doubt and hesitation with its cousins chiming in signing the chorus of FEAR! We have become accustomed to listening to the loudest voices we hear and following suit with their instructions. Most times we end up with regret and say something like “I KNEW I should have just…” or “I KNEW I shouldn’t have…” When that happens, why do we continue to listen to that voice?
If you are sitting in your office at your place of employment and the fire alarm goes off do you get up and look for the source of the fire? Do you walk around hoping to smell smoke or see a flame before you evacuate the premises? Or, is the sound of the alarm enough to suggest to you “exit the building… NOW!” Have you seen a horror flick where a woman might be walking home at night, decides to take the scenic route through the woods, hears the crack of a branch behind her then turns around and asks “Who’s there?” She proceeds to walk in the direction of the sound and well… I think you know what happens to her, right? You are sitting in the chair screaming “RUN GIRL GET OUT OF THERE!!!”
I believe that the first voice you hear is your soft “alarm”. Not necessarily only warning you of danger, but also guiding you along your journey toward your purpose. I believe it is the voice of God whispering and guiding you. The more “still” you become, the clearer and louder the voice becomes to you. If you believe that you are a child of God and that He has unconditional love for you then you will begin to trust that He will guide you in the direction in which you should go. If you are always talking, moving and listening to the tones of chaos how can you listen for His guidance?
I am practicing my listen skills. I am learning more about the Creator so that I am able to understand how He works and moves in my life. I simply refuse to take the scenic route through the woods, following those cracking sounds of braking branches that ultimately lead to my demise. I am still, asking for guidance, listening, receiving and following the Light.