Please assure me that I am not the only one who feels like this sometimes. When I think about situations that have presented themselves in my life, and I want to think for myself (I’m a little bossy), I find myself asking, “Lord, am I crazy, or are you really telling me to do this?” Well, I thought I’d share with you what helps me when I’m wondering if I’m hearing the right thing:
1. What He is telling you will be confirmed in His word. We don’t serve a God of confusion. (1 Corinthians 14:33)
2. Confirmation will come smack you in the forehead (multiple times if needed). He’ll spell it out through others, a song on the radio, your devotions, bible study lesson, etc.
3. It will be familiar to you. We are God’s sheep and his sheep know his voice. If you have a relationship with God already, then you’ll know who’s speaking.
It’s my own Red Sea-kind-of-moment happening right now in my life. Here’s my version: I’m an Israelite standing at my Red Sea. Pharaoh’s army is closing in, and all I can see is what’s literally right in front of me…a big old sea that I can’t swim through because I can’t swim! So, I’m standing on the bank cracking up! I mean cheek-aching laughter! I know I should be flippin’ out, but I’m not. Crazy, right?
I want to be faith-driven, not driven crazy. What’s keeping me from losing it? It’s being in constant communication with “who” is keeping me from losing it.
Off and running.