Why It’s Important to Listen to the Still Small Voice

Why It’s Important to Listen to the Still Small Voice

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The principle of the still small voice is taken from the story of Elijah the prophet in the book of 1 Kings 19. At this point in his life he had just fled from Jezebel who was threatening to kill him for killing her false prophets. Totally discouraged and wanting to die God spoke to Him in a very unique way.

A series of events took place after God commanded Elijah to stand on a mountain. First, a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces. After that there was an earthquake which was followed by a fire but the Lord was not in any of those occurrences.

Lastly, there was a still small voice, which prompted a response from Elijah. It spoke to him in a way that made him know it was the Lord who wanted to speak to Him so He got up and listened. This may have happened thousands of years ago but how does it apply to you today? Here are 3 insights that will help you understand the inner voice:

1. That is how God Communicates

Just like in the example of Elijah God doesn’t have to shout or make noise to get your attention like the world does. The noise of this world could be distractions such as opportunities to make a quick buck at the expense of long-term goals, fear driven reports prompting you to make certain decisions or friends and family vehemently suggesting career paths for you.

Do you recall times when you had a sudden insight or discovered a solution to a problem in a moment of silence or rest? It’s in those times that God speaks, when we are calm and thinking clearly. The enemy on the other hand tries to capitalize on your confusion to tempt you to make poor decisions. That is the big difference between how God and the devil communicate.

2. It speaks revelation

I remember a time when I took time off work to rest and reflect on my life and it proved to be a beneficial thing to do. I was brainstorming on a project that I was looking to start and I was amazed at all the ideas that flowed through my mind. I asked myself why I hadn’t realized them sooner.

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” ~ John 16:13

When you identify with Christ and His Spirit dwells in you He will show you things in the future that will not be obvious to other people around you. That is why they may think you’re crazy when you tell them about your plans and ideas. Don’t allow them to discourage you nonetheless because you and God are a majority.

3. It leads you to your destiny

As I have explained in the previous point the Holy Spirit shows you things in your future and gradually leads you to your divine destiny. Even when you don’t fully understand the direction that He is leading you the peace in your heart enables you to trust Him knowing that the outcome will be good.

A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” ~ Proverbs 16:9

As long as you are walking with God you can trust that wherever He leads you he has your best interests at heart. Because the world does not know God and does not understand His ways it will also not understand the decisions that you make regarding your life. After all the righteous are to live by faith, right?

 

In summary listen to the still small voice, that inner voice that so many people ignore at their own risk. Your life will definitely be transformed when you obey it. Share this post with friends and family on social media so they can also understand this principle.

Are there any other reasons you can add to this list that we can learn from? Be sure to post them in the comments below.

About the author

Sija Mafu is an Online Enthusiast, Personal Development Fan, Global Business owner and a Master in The Art of Living. Also as a devout Christian, his vision is to see young people take responsibility for their lives and create bright futures for themselves, their families and society at large.

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