Listening to God

21 Jul

But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. (James 1:6)
I tell my friends that I love not knowing what to do, then, I can totally depend on God to have His way in the situation I’m in. Having lots of options complicates my life sometimes, because after pursuing one option which doesn’t work out, I can’t help but to think about the others I could have chosen. Should I have…? Maybe if I had…
I remember meeting a young man one summer. As I shook his hand, I felt something strange, like energy pouring into my chest. (Strange I know) After that encounter, I felt certain that something kind of special happened to me. I met the same young man at Church and he asked me out. I was looking forward to our date. That evening the phone rang. I told my friend excitedly about what was going on. She replied, “Girl, you sound so excited, we better pray.”
“Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. (Matt 18:19)
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: (Matt 7:7)
My friend said that if this guy was God’s will for me, then we would go out that night, if not, forget about it. I said that I agreed with the prayer. Well hey, I was sure that we were going to go out, but the guy never even called me! That night was terrible. I couldn’t fall asleep. I felt like I was being attacked, it was an experience unlike any I’ve ever had before. Finally, I heard this voice say, “This young man has broken this young lady’s heart, we must heal her.” Then I saw three of what looked like boomerangs being thrown in the direction of my chest; the same area where I felt the strange sort of power on my first meeting the young man. I came to the conclusion that whatever I had encountered was evil. (OK, I know you’re thinking, “what?????”)
To make a long story short, the next year I stupidly found myself in the company with the same guy and had an even worse spiritual experience. As bad as it all was, and as foolish as I was, I’m glad that I can share this with others.
The moral here is sure; I should have listened in the first place.
Listen. No matter the situation you are in, ask God what to do. Go cold turkey. Pray with someone who you know loves Jesus. Agree on something and go for it. Even though you may want to go through with your plans, it is ALWAYS best to do what God says. Stop and pray before pursuing something or someone. Stop wondering what to do about a matter. Put it to God who is never shady.

4 Responses to “Listening to God”

  1. Ryan July 23, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    I am so excited to see you share your passion for God with the world! May the Holy Spirit touch all that you do.


    • Zelinda July 24, 2011 at 1:15 am #

      Thank you hun, and thank you for supporting me.

  2. Shannelle July 24, 2011 at 2:16 am #

    Hey Zee,

    Your blog is really good! The stuff you’re talking about is so relevant to me right now and all the references help!!


    • Zelinda July 27, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

      Hey Shannell,
      I’m so happy that this is helpful to you. It means a lot to me to feed just one of God’s sheep, which you are. Girl, it’s the truth: Our Heavenly Father is not shady. If you ask for particulars, don’t accept the ‘next best thing’. If two pray and agree for an answer, e.g. “at 2p.m. let ‘this’ happen”… let it be just that. God can do it. Our enemy is busy and God wants us to ask, ask, ask, and believe believe believe!! He wants to be involved in our lives and wants us to be Happy!

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