Monday, June 4, 2012

Hearing God Speak to Me {and a hard life lesson}

Happy Monday Friends! Last week I took a little unexpected bloggy vacation. I was having too much fun enjoying my husband!

This week we are headed to Vegas and then next week we pack out our house and prepare for our cross country move! It is all happening so quickly.

Today's post was written a few weeks ago. I wanted to sit on it to make sure I really wanted to publish it. I feel like I need to so here it goes:

Do you ever feel like the Lord is speaking to you so loudly and so ferociously that you couldn't ignore him even if you wanted to? Thank goodness I have no desire to ignore him.

Lately I feel like my motives, intentions and character has been in question. When this happens you start to question yourself. You start to have doubts in who you are and what you are doing. I know that I am not perfect, but I also know my intentions and my heart are always in the right place. ALWAYS.

It is so easy to begin to doubt yourself when someone else does. I start to wonder if I'm being blind and foolish. When someone says people don't like you how do you respond to that? Let's be real here, I know that I have a personality that will clash some. People either love me or hate me. Extreme I know, but that tends to be the case. I try to be open to others but it doesn't always work, sometimes I just get a bad feeling or vibe. I am learning to respond better in these situations, I am learning to rely on God. You know the old saying " let go and let God".

When someone attacks you your natural instinct is to attack back. God says to turn the other cheek. I am trying to practice my cheek turning skills and leave my attack skills at home. I try to think about what God would do in these situations. How would he respond? Maybe I need to find my "what would Jesus do" wristband and slap it on my wrist.

I need to work on being a more Godly woman. I need to rely on him for everything. I know I will never be perfect, but I want to be the best Christian I can be. Who cares what the world thinks, it is God who matters. I need to please him and no one else.

The trouble for me happens when I think about what some people are saying. Maybe they are right, maybe God is trying to show me I need to change. How do you decipher what is fact and what is fiction?

I started the she reads truth bible study and this verse stuck out {which I read in my last study, so maybe God is trying to really make sure this message hits home}

Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8

When I act or speak I need be reminded of this verse. I need to read this verse daily.

The bottom line is I want to be a good person. I don't want people to think bad things about me. All I can do is be sure to obey God. Read his word, drink it in. Make sure he is my foundation and my rock.

As I finish writing this post I can see the Lord already teaching me. I need to be more careful of my words. I need to choose them wisely. I know how people's words can affect me. I need to be sure I am not making others feel pain because of my words.


Anonymous said...

I finally have learned to accept that not everyone is going to like me and that's just part of being human. However, that being said, I think it's always a good idea to work on how we speak to others and treat others, whether others appreciate it or we know that we are being better professionals, friends, neighbours, citizens, Christians, etc. Good for you for being open to seeing that there are changes that you can make. We all need to make them and to work on ourselves but sometimes it's just easier to stay complacent and wait for the other person to change.

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