Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Don’t you feel sometimes like there is someone whispering in your ear?  Sometimes it’s a good whisper and sometimes it’s a bad whisper.  It can be a small thing like should I eat another cookie or a big thing like passing a car on the side of the road and wondering whether to stop and help.  There is a whisper, a voice that tells you what you should do.  It just sort of creeps up on you and before you know it, you are doing something you never thought you would do.
Maybe it’s helping a grandma take her bags to the car when you see her struggling in the parking lot at the supermarket.  It could be that party you really want to go to but your parents said no, so you sneak out the window and go to the party anyway.  Maybe it’s waking up on Sunday morning and choosing whether or not to go to church or stay home and lounge in front of the TV.  How about when someone tells you a secret and tells you not to say anything but when you get with your friends and you want to fit in, you tell their secret.  Maybe you are thinking about cutting or something even more dangerous but then the voice whispers and you stop what you are doing. 
There are so many times when the voice whispers and we here it and have to make a decision about what we are going to do.  It is so easy to listen to our gut reaction and just do what we feel like.  The problem is sometimes that reaction is just dead wrong, we make poor choices and end up hurting people or doing things that are not in our best interest.
God gave us this wonderful gift called free will.  The thing about this gift is that we can choose to use it anyway we want to.  We control our actions and responses to things.  People have done wonderful things with their God given free will, while others have hurt people and made poor choices.  It is up to you and you alone to choose how you are going to react and what you are going to do in any given situation.
I think the thing that people forget is that God is always with you.  He is right there waiting to help guide you through your problems and issues.  All you have to do is ask for help and talk to him.  Reach out to him and the answer will be clearer.  He will guide you and lead you to people that will help you with your decisions and choices.  He will love you unconditionally and always be available to you when you call. 
We forget that.  We forget that calling God is free with no additional charges.  We forget that he loves us and is always there for us.  When those situations happen and you hear the whisper and are trying to decide what to do, I want you to stop and listen harder to the whisper.  If you listen harder, beyond the inner whisper in your head, you will hear it.  “I love you!”  “I love you!” “I love you!”  God is whispering to you and letting you know that he is there for you and that he will help you.  And when he sends someone into your life to listen to you and be there for you and care for you that is when God is screaming “I love you.”  So just breathe, and listen…

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