Who Wants to Listen to God Anyway?

Most of the time we do want to ask God what He wants for us, what he thinks is best for us, but when God speaks to us we get this feeling “is that really God? Or is it just my mind just trying to fool me?”


Yup. That’s what happens to me most of the time. The reason for this unsure feeling to arise in us is because we have something in mind which we think is the best for us. Ya, maybe it looks like the perfect thing to do in the worldly eyes. We may get fame, people may start respecting us and so on. Which are all good but those are the things that are good for us in the worldly sight. Remember that’s “just good.” Don’t you think God knows what’s best for us? I’ve thought about it. Of course we know that God has the best for us but still we have this feeling in us which doesn’t allow us to feel happy about it.

For example, imagine you and your friends were really good actors in school and college and both of you got a chance to join an acting company. Your friend decided to go for it. But you decided to wait. Within a few months time that friend of yours became so popular and wherever you turn you hear about your friend. But during that time God speaks to you and tells you clearly about His plans for your life. But when you hear about your friend’s success, your mind starts doubting whether it was God speaking to you or was it just your mind. Well in both ways, you end up getting fame, but the acting career brings fame so easily. What would you do in this situation? In 1Corinthians 9:25c Paul says “but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” Our life is like a game. If we finish it in God’s plan we get a crown that lasts. But what happens most of the time is that we don’t bother thinking of it even though we know that’s the best.

What I’ve learned is that there isn’t a thing that I can do on my own, I need God. As you read in the Bible I can do all things through Him who gives me strength. Just ask God to help you to make the right decision, and it becomes easier when we submit ourselves to God fully and asking Him to take control.


About Sharon Marie George

I have a bachelors degree in Psychology, English and Sociology, a Diploma in Clinical Pastoral Counseling and I am currently doing a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology View all posts by Sharon Marie George

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