God is a loving father. Therefore you will sometimes hear Him tell you things which you may not want to think about. Ultimately He will help you to see your real self. You will probably become more aware of your inner thoughts, your REAL inner thoughts...those which remind you of your self-pity, anger, envy or self-righteousness. God has a way of revealing your inner character, not to condemn you, but rather to help you initiate Godly change. Confronting your own weaknesses allows you to rely on the Lord's power and grace to help you change. In the process of change, comes transformation and transformation allows us to become more patient and grace filled with others because we are more aware of own shortcomings. Often God will ask you to look closely at yourself when you are in the midst of being angry or unhappy with other people in your life.
While the thought of having to confront your own weaknesses may sound unappealing, you will discover that Jesus has a wonderful way of revealing your faults while also continually reminding you of His constant love and desire to be with you. His voice will be gentle and comforting. His reminder of your flaws will be filled with compassion as He helps you understand why your behaviors hurt you or others. He offers you His strength and support and you know you can turn to Him when you find yourself caught up in those negative behaviors or thoughts.
Matthew 11:28-30 tells us:
28 “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
When you are listening for the voice of God, be open to hear what HE has to say. Ultimately we hope to become more like Him in order to shine His light onto others and to personally experience the peace He offers . A simple recap on one of the ways to discern the voice of God is;
when you find yourself hearing a gentle voice telling you to honestly look at your innermost thoughts and desires, and your negative tendencies become vividly apparent, it is probably God's way of urging you to turn to Him for comfort and the beginning of transformation.
Next post we will talk about how God challenges us.
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