WHEN YOU LISTEN AND OBEY

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

Romans 8:28

In the middle of our busy lives, God never fails to speak to us.  Unfortunately, we dare not to give our attention, thinking that what we are currently doing is more important than what we are about to hear.  We are so consumed with our own tasks and welfare that we forget we are not the only ones living in this secular place.

7415c82ab7d85cd6e5e3dc5aae0b9f8eHearing God’s voice is not bizarre or impossible if only we lend our ears and be more sensitive to His manifestation.  He is everywhere and it takes more than just time to be able to identify and acknowledge His presence; it takes faith.

Just as He enters through a private door in every individual, He also speaks to different people in different ways.  In the middle of what we are doing, we can sometimes feel an urgency to do something beyond our structured routines and schedules.  We might encounter the feeling of needing to go to a certain place or talk to a certain person at that very moment but we often insist on our own ego’s desire to be on top of the priority list, and so we deliberately ignore that “hunch”.

However, when we give God the chance to speak, and ourselves to submit to His calling, we would realize how He works in wonders.  Through obedience, we are exposing ourselves to His blessings – the kind that will leave us awed and open-mouthed. By saying yes to His call, we are giving Him the chance to open our senses and witness the beauty beyond what our naked eyes can see.  By yielding to His words, we allow Him to bring us to places where we finally grasp the reality that we are all interconnected. We finally become aware of the fact that we do not exist merely by our own terms; we exist because we have a purpose to live by.  And when we finally understand the purpose of our existence, we realize that living means so much more than just running after worldly and fleeting things.

In a generation where chaos are becoming prevalent and traditions are easily altered, we need to be more sensitive to God’s voice; not for self-serving purposes but for others to know that in the middle of any disarrays, His love still prevails.

By giving Him our yeses, we can become His vessel of blessings to others, especially those who are enveloped with the thought that fate could have been friendlier and life could have been better.

God makes no accidents.  Calling you is not done by mistake.  Question is, will you listen and obey?

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