So many things in life are just that.
Yet there is one thing we tend to complicate.
I think of all the times I've wondered, "Is this God's voice I'm hearing? Or is it my own selfish desires? Could it be the enemy trying to distract me?"
Have you struggled to discern God's voice too?
Why do we make it so complicated?
It's not as hard as we make it out to be.
It's simple really.
Just like any relationship in our life, when we know someone really well, we know their "voice."
We know our newborn baby's cry. We know our little girl's character. We know our husband's loyalty. We know what our loved ones expect from us. Sometimes no words need to be spoken, yet we know what their hearts are saying.
We know all these things because we spend time getting to know our loved ones.
So why are we so resistant to getting to know our Creator? Maybe because it's uncomfortable. God's word can sometimes be confusing.
Maybe we're afraid of having to change. Or worse - we fear the message God is delivering. Responding in obedience takes courage and faith. Far more than we think we're equipped with, right?
Let's stop complicating the matter.
Let's remember God uses ordinary, everyday people like you an me to accomplish His purpose. He doesn't expect us to be Biblical scholars. His word is living and breathing, and our eyes will be opened to understand it if we take the time and put forth the effort.
When we want to know if it's God's voice we're hearing or some evil temptation, our first step is to get to know WHO God is.
That's it! We need to get to know Him.
Just like a close family member.
He is, after all, our Creator.
It doesn't get any closer than that.
Do You Have a Favorite Bible Verse Describing Who God Is?
The photo in this post is Day 13/Simple of the August Photo-A-Day challenge. It's my diamond cross pendant sitting all alone on my dusty bookshelf. I used Photobucket to crop it and add text. Have you tried Photobucket yet? It's so much fun and the possibilities are endless! I'm linking up with Barbie at My Freshly Brewed Life. If you love photography, I encourage you to click over to the link-up and check out a few of the talented photographers in bloggy land.