The Poem Hearing God’s Leading – A reflection on hearing the voice of God and following Him.
I recently had an opportunity come my way;
Well, closer to one of my dream jobs I should say.
I serve in a volunteer role right now;
Oh but how sweet it would be to get paid for it somehow!
Nonetheless, when the time came I stood the test;
I kept on God’s plan against simply doing my best.
The pain was real, it almost ate me alive;
It came by denying myself, and my desires deep inside (tweet).
My friends, my mentors, my wife said I shouldn’t;
To turn it down, a dream, I thought I couldn’t.
So I gave it some time, and more time upon that;
Praying and saying, “God I need your voice – stat!”
Now, looking through the past, I can clearly see;
Through the hurt, and by good advice, God has the best for me (tweet).
It’s not my dream was wrong, or my desire was bad;
It’s that the timing was wrong, and it made me so sad.
On the surface, my heart was saying “go, go, go;”
Though, deep down, it whispered “woe.”
The circumstantial evidence added up to perfection;
Against all logical reasoning, I was their selection.
The dream was and still is a very God thing;
Even my Scripture reading began to me to sing.
But the good advice of great people said, “no, no, no;”
After which hearing, and processing, I decided I shouldn’t go.
For my tips on hearing God’s voice, and some back story to the poem, you may want to check out the following post series:
- How to Hear the Voice of God: Trusting Your Heart
- How to Hear the Voice of God: Finding Evidence in Circumstance
- How to Hear the Voice of God: Getting Good Advice
- How to Hear the Voice of God: Reading Scripture
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