How many opportunities come your way that you miss out on either because you don’t recognize them until it’s too late or because you are too scared to seize the moment? I was thinking about this very question today. There have been many times that I have prayed, and prayed for God to show me what He wanted me to do only to hear silence – or so I thought. Maybe there were answers that I missed because I wasn’t “in tune” with the quiet voice of God. (I Kings 19:12, “After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.” (NIV)) I was waiting for the earthquake and fire to announce my direction and guidance. I would have settled for a personal suggestion in an audible voice. I did not receive any of these revelations or occurences, and so I wallowed in indecision and uncertainty.
I have recently been made aware that the more time I spend in quiet reflection and devotion with God, the clearer His answers become. There is no mysterious secret to hearing His voice because He speaks to you in the quiet of your heart. All of the good plans He has for you become like neon signs to your soul as you become close to Him.