MY THOUGHTS THURSDAY: Hearing God's Voice and LISTENING to It Consciously
I’ve had a very eventful week, while at times emotional, and through it all I feel as if God has been working in my days. The thing about a statement like that is that God is ALWAYS working through our days. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, He doesn’t stop moving in your life.
Sometimes the sin of the world makes it very difficult to hear God’s voice. We become heavy with worldly things, bogged down by materialistic problems that don’t serve any purpose in our lives. We grow heavier with pain and sink into our sadness.
I saw the Weeknd last night in Toronto with some amazing friends, and he said something that really hit me. “We’re all broken,” he said, “Guess what? We’re. ALL. Broken.”
We all sin each and every day. That doesn’t make it okay, nor does it mean we should just succumb ourselves to evil. What it means is that we’re human.
My extraordinary friend Mary gave me a letter Wednesday night. It said that she wanted to keep me right within her prayers. That God had given her an image to give to me. The image was of a fox, brighter than anything around it. It played in the snow without any regard for anyone around it. It was childlike. It was caught in a trap, and couldn’t seem to free itself, and then it did. And the fox thought that he was comfortable in his trap, but realized all the world he was missing when he was freed.
Mary didn’t know about my eating disorder. I told her this morning. And it was Mary who convinced me to spontaneously, yesterday morning, do something I’ve been thinking about doing for months.
I got an eating disorder recovery tattoo on my wrist.
Already I can’t stop looking at it. I can’t stop thinking about the incredible reminder it is of the life God has planned for me and so many if we can just hear His call, listen to His words. In such a case, we don’t even have to “come,” or free ourselves, because we will be freed. God stands so close to each of us, ready to set us free from our brokenness and our traps. And so much of that freedom is found in helping others, sharing the good news, and having childlike fun.
God Bless you this day and always.