The Voice that Speaks to You
Now those who were with me saw the light, but they did not hear the voice of the One who was speaking to me.
In this passage, Paul described his encounter on the road to Damascus that led to his conversion. It was noon time, and an intense light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” Everyone saw the light, but Paul was the only one who heard the voice.
God still moves in similar ways today. While many around us can see His work in us, we are the only ones who hear His voice to us. God will not speak a word to someone else about something He wants you to do without first telling you. If He tells someone else, it is only to confirm the message to you. His calling for you is as distinct as Paul’s was. Those around you may have no clue about what God is saying to you, so don’t expect them to always understand.
If God is speaking to you, He wants you to do something. I’ve often heard, “Somebody needs to do this, or somebody needs to do that.” If God is showing you what needs to be done, He is speaking to you and not to “Somebody.” I’ve often thought, “Somebody needs to clean my house.” That “Somebody” must be me. Apparently, no one else is hearing from God about cleaning it!
Expect to hear God’s voice, but don’t expect everyone else to hear Him say what He says only to you. Others may see and affirm God’s work in you, but God will speak directly to you about what He wants you to do. Believe Him, and follow Him. He will never mislead you.
Have a blessed day!