We should want to know God more. There’s no telling how much I missed when God tried to speak to me, but I was too busy to hear what He was saying. But I’ve also heard a lot because I’ve been available. There are many of you who are so talented that you depend only upon that talent, and you don’t feel the need for God as much. You believe you can get things done on your own because you’re motivated and talented. But I feel sorry for you. It’s a blessing not to have any great talent because it makes you dependent upon God.
“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.” (1 Corinthians 1:27)
God has not chosen the mighty, the rich, or the powerful. He has chosen the weak things of the world — the things that are despised. It’s not because God is against people with money, education, talent, or ability. It is just that when people have it all-natural, they tend to think they can do everything themselves, so they don’t depend on God.
The people that make a difference are those who don’t have a lot because they are turning to God and seeking Him; therefore, He can speak to them. God still speaks to the mighty and the talented, but the vast majority of them don’t listen because they aren’t as dependent on Him.
It’s an asset to know that you need God, that the way of man is not in himself. If you would spend a few days or a weekend fasting and praying — not be distracted by food or anything else — and focus your attention on God and ask Him, “Is this all You have for my life? What do You have for me? Am I really where I’m supposed to be? Am I on target, or am I off course?” If you gave God the total freedom and became still to let Him speak to you, many of you would be transformed.
But the average person does not give God that kind of time and stillness or listen to His voice that much. We need to do this. on a regular basis.
Proverbs 4:26 tells us to “Ponder the path of thy feet and let all thy ways be established.”
You need to think about the path you are on. You need to ponder it. You need to meditate on it and be still. If you do, your path will be established.
I spend a lot of time pondering and thinking about what God has done in my life. I spend a lot of time remembering where I have come from and what God has spoken to me over the years. God has done so much for me. I constantly ponder and think about how God changed my life and how much He loves me. If you are going to remove the limits from God and see His will, come to pass in your life, you are going to have to commit yourself to seek God with all of your heart. You need to be still and let Him speak to you. You need to get quiet before God and listen. Some of you are looking for something more profound than this, but until you start doing these things, there’s no point in going on to the next step or level.
Prayer & Meditation
Father in Jesus’ name, I am willing to listen to you. Teach me, help me and guide me, Lord, so that I may always listen to you. Amen.
By Gilbert Magomere Ayieko