Stop and Listen

When everything around us gets crazy, experiencing lots of transitions or change keeps occurring it gets easy to start turning inward to see how you can fix it. Turning inward is one of the BIGGEST mistakes we can make! We change by the minute! It's no way we have the ability to make sound decisions for our lives when sometimes are thoughts overwhelm us!

In those moments we have to make a decision to stop and listen.

1) Stop overthinking, analyzing, misjudging, talking to everyone else, watching youtube videos, listening to talk show hosts, scrolling on facebook/instagram and checking emails for the answer and realize that the creator of the universe, God, is ready to meet your needs because he knows you better than you know yourself! You gotta stop!

2) Listen to his voice. He won't lead you to the wrong thing. We lead ourselves into more than we can handle. We can only see what's going on today. We don't have any idea about the future. God does. He wants to share his secrets with you concerning your life, but you have to listen to him. Listening may take several hours of prayer, fasting and sitting quiet before him without any distractions. How can you know what a person wants to tell you if you never give them the opportunity to talk to you? We expect to God to give us these HUGE signs without spending any time listening to him or reading his word (because he speaks to us through his word).  The answer is not going to be on a billboard driving down the freeway, or in a facebook status you randomly stumbled upon. The sign you may be looking for is this one, telling you to listen to the voice of the Lord.

If you're unsure of what to do or how to handle what's going on before you make another decision, stop and listen to God. He has what you need.

Love you guys!

-Hilary Pradia :)

Hilary Pradia Watkins