Monday, February 23, 2015

Whose Voice Is It?

February 20, 2015

The question has come up a few times lately, about why God doesn't just tell you what He wants you to do. A lot of people would be willing to at least try doing God’s will, if they knew what it was.

“Well, if He tells you what to do, it's not free will,” someone says. Sure it is: You don't have to do it. Look at Solomon. God was very specific about what He wanted Solomon to do. Solomon chose to bend the rules—Free Will. God smacked him back soundly for it, but He didn't stop Solomon from making the mistake in the first place.

Sometimes you do get pretty drastic pointers—Job loss or other catastrophe leading to a lifestyle change—but I prefer to stay away from those.

We have some general guidelines (“Do unto others…” etc.), but sometimes they’re not enough for life’s decisions: Do I change jobs, do I move, is this the right time for blah, blah, blah…

We’ve all tried listening for that “still, small voice” (1 Kings), but sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between the still, small voice, and the voice in your head.

So I say, “Spit it out, Sir.” No promises, but I’ll at least give it a shot.

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