Have you ever been trying to get the attention of someone? They claim they could not hear you but you KNOW they heard you. 😡
I have five children. This happens alll the time. I can be in the room right next to them and they will swear they didn’t hear me:
Me: Asia. A-asia….Aaaaaaaaaaa-siaaaa
Asia: coming mom.
Me: Asia when you coming?
Asia: I’m on my way. Here I commmmmeee.
Me: GIRL YOU KNOW YOU HEARD ME CALLING YOU. THAT’S ALRIGHT. I AM GOING TO ACT LIKE I CANT HEAR YOU WHEN YOU ASK ME FOR SOMETHING.
(My inward thoughts…now I forgot what I wanted)
Asia: Ma, I promise I didn’t hear you.
Me: Well, why did you say you were coming but you never did?
Asia: Blank stare. 😳
Me: Don’t answer. I don’t want you to lie.
How many times has the Lord called you and you pretended as if you did not hear Him?
How long will you wait to answer Jesus because there is something that you don’t want to stop doing to hear what the Spirit has to say to you? 😳
You know you heard the Spirit and you felt the Spirit drawing you to the altar to surrender. Do not pretend as if you cannot hear Him. In the day you need Him most, what if He would feel the way I felt, when I told my daughter that I will pretend as if I cannot hear her when she asks me for something?
The amazing thing about the Lord is He is not like us. Although you may have erred, you’re still anointed. Although you run from His precious Spirit, He has still given you gifts. Consider the most talented artists and athletes we look up to today. While most of them do not represent Jesus, He still gave them the gift. They choose not to acknowledge Him for worldly gain and pleasure.
“For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn.” Romans 11:29 NLT
If there has ever been a time for real believers and followers of Jesus to stand up – that time is now. The scriptures are being unfolded before our eyes daily. Every day around the world, something devastating is happening. We hold the answer to the problems that this entire world is facing. If we choose not to surrender our will for the will of God, we are holding the freedom of someone who is in need of our testimony. We are holding the strength of someone who is in need of our encouragement. We are delaying the freedom of someone who is in need of our introduction to Jesus. You may be even holding yourself hostage.
Take courage. Get up. Jesus is calling.
When you read this scripture below, replace the name “Jacob” and “Israel” with your name. This is how we remove the words from the pages of the Bible and make them real in our hearts and minds.
“But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. You are My witnesses,” says the LORD, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the LORD, And besides Me there is no savior.” Isaiah 43:1-2, 10-11 NKJV