It’s obvious to me that everything happens for a reason; especially for the believer. Sometimes we don’t know the reason. But knowing our heavenly father and the order He created, I find it hard to think that believers who are really focused on Him are just ping-ponging through this world.
I think we are completely challenged by the distractions in life and often miss His still small voice. We are too busy doing and checking (voicemail, email, texts, etc.). We are distracted and don’t always hear God’s leading. James 1:19 says that we should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry…and verse 22 continues this theme, “do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
While this passage gives us the push to do what the word says, the first thing it tells us is to be quick to listen. What would happen if we spent as much time or more after we talk to God just listening, truly be still and listen for the voice of our Creator? What would He say to you?