I just got back in my house about 45 minutes ago from running errands and taking in movie and I got online and then thought about blogging. I had something in mind, but the Lord dropped a word in my spirit and I will pass it on to whomever it applies to.
I heard the Lord say “you don’t listen. I am in control not you”. You see often we want to control our lives or at least certain aspects of it, but God wants to be the one leading us and guiding us.
I know lot of people have a hard time with that because they feel that makes us robots. It really doesn’t. God wants us to acknowledge him BEFORE we do certain things.And God who is the ruler, should be allowed to show us if what we are doing is not in His plan. Does that mean we can never do anything we want? Absolutely not. We have free will and a choice in the matter, but sometimes God says no because He sees what we don’t and he is trying to stop us from disasters.
Today, I went to see Olympus Has Fallen. I rarely do R-rated but I wanted to see this movie. I made a choice and it was good, but a bit violent for my tastes. I covered my eyes through a lot of it. But I made that choice to go. And I knew I had that option. But trust and believe if felt a NO in my spirit, I would not have gone. Maybe that was a shallow example, but I’m sure you get my point.
Someone needs to stop being hard-headed and listen to God. No means NO! But the choice is yours.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
31 Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way with His sword drawn in His hand; and he bowed his head and fell on his face.
32 And the Angel of the Lord said to him, Why have you struck your donkey these three times? See, I came out to stand against and resist you, for your behavior is willfully obstinate and contrary before Me.
33 And the ass saw Me and turned from Me these three times. If she had not turned from Me, surely I would have slain you and saved her alive.
34 Balaam said to the Angel of the Lord, I have sinned, for I did not know You stood in the way against me. But now, if my going displeases You, I will return.
9 thoughts on “You Don’t Listen”
This is a constant battle for those of us walking this earth. Handing over control has been the main theme of my blog lately. It is one of those things that we work through in stages as we grow in faith. I always find it easier to hand over control when things are desperate, yet I am at a new stage of handing over control with the middle sized details as well. Even though, like you said things like movies and books etc, if I hear His ‘No’ I’m outta there!
The funny thing about yesterday is that after I blogged, I realized that I made a wrong choice. Something cropped up and I think I should have stayed home and focused on the matter at hand. So it seems I didn’t listen either. lol
His plan is too complex for us too fathom ALL of it. All I trust in is that He knows what we will decide before hand and He puts things in our path that He knows will contribute to His plan. If we look out for them all the time, we will see them a LOT, but we will also begin to loose a grip on the physical realm if we don’t find some balance, our testimony can become too complex to be believed. I have seen this first hand. There are seasons where constant waiting on God is needed, then working for God, then walking with God. They come in stages and all three are unable to be performed at the same time. 🙂
So true. I think I wait too long at times, and then sometimes I don’t know. That is why I have to rely on fasting, which is still hard for me though I’ve been doing it for years. Great points. You got me thinking….
You gave me a good idea for blog post.
I agree with the fasting comment so much. I have been fasting for years also, and it always boosts my faith and my ability to bring God down into the situation more clearly. Yet, I have known those who live permanently in a fast and have done for years, I feel they have gotten lost. It is too intense for them to keep their witnessing on solid relatable ground. And they are impossible to converse with. It is actually painful to try and get the conversation to flow. We are on this earth for a reason, I believe balance is vital. We will be purely spiritual in the next realm not this one. We are overreaching to try escaping this world before our time. I’m glad you got an idea for a post. Can’t wait to read it. Make sure you ping me cause I have been finding it so hard to keep up with all the blogs I follow lately. I think it may be time to trim them back a bit, which is a shame because they are all so good. i will definitely seek the Lord’s guidance before hand! 😉
Will do. You’ve given me a few ideas. I hear you about the fasting. And about keeping up with blogs. I unsubscribed from all of them and just follow then in my reader. Then I can just page through and see which ones catch my attention. I definitely understand the overload.
I agree Sheila. The difference between us and robots is they don’t have a choice. They are forced. We GET to obey God. We GET to follow Him. We GET to join with Him in his work. I think if we realize we are offered the opportunity to follow the Lord, we would be a lot less heart hearted:)
Absolutely Lori!! 🙂