Be quiet and listen when God is speaking

By: Taren Vaughan

When people try to tell us how we should handle our problems and what we should do in certain situations, it can be overwhelming. Especially if it is something that we rather not hear, we have a tendency to let others’ words go in one ear and out the other. God speaks to us in many different ways. He may speak directly to us, letting us know which direction to take. Or he may speak to us indirectly. His indirect speeches can come from those that know us well or those who don’t know us at all. God’s way of speaking to us could be in the form of a dream. Of course, God does not speak to us in all of our dreams. But with dreams that are very detailed and reflect people or situations that we have been dealing with, God is trying to tell us something.

A wise pastor once said, “We always want things in high definition. Black and white is not good enough for some of us.” Things that God is trying to tell us will not always be crystal clear. He gives us hints as to what we should do. We may beware of these hints that he trying to drop but we tend to pay them no mind and that’s how we find ourselves in bad situations. When God speaks to you, even if He whispers one word, listen to him. He is trying to provide you with guidance. And in some instances, He is trying to save your life. Even if it’s not what you want to hear, God’s words are ones that we should not turn a deaf ear to. His words are filled with wisdom and we should really pay attention.