Sheep of Jesus

I was watching a video where a woman was talking about following our callings, and she recited John 10:27: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”

I instantly got emotional.

For 3 years I’ve heard the message “wait.” I don’t know why, and I don’t know what I’m waiting on, but God has been giving me that directive for a while.

Sometimes I receive it with joy, grateful that He is preparing something for me. Sometimes I receive it with obedience, ready to do what He wants of me. Sometimes with dismissal, like ‘yeah, yeah I get it.’ Sometimes I even receive it with anger, eager to do what I want to do and frustrated I have to wait this long for the path to open up.

However, after watching this video, I rejoiced in it. Not because I love waiting. Not because I want to wait. But because I realized I am hearing the voice of God. Because I am a sheep of the Lord.

If it were up to me, I would not be waiting. I can think of three changes I’d implement right now If I was given the go-ahead. But He hasn’t opened those doors, and, in fact, He is standing in front of them, saying “not yet, wait.”

This is what tells me I am hearing the voice of God. I know in my spirit it is Him because my own mind wouldn’t be telling me this. I’d be jumping on opportunities that have walked right under my nose. But God is telling me to wait. Friends and family aren’t telling me this, they’re saying hey, if this is the life you want build it. But God is telling me to wait. The world says get yours, life is short, don’t miss out, make this amount of money, be selfish, do what you gotta do. But God is telling me to wait. 

I am hearing His voice. He is speaking to me. I am a child of God, a sheep of the Lord, a daughter of the King of Kings. How do I know this? Because I hear His voice. I know Him. He knows me. That is the biggest blessing i could ever ask for.

If He spoke to you today, would you hear His voice? Is He already speaking to you? If you’re unsure what the answers are to these questions, say this prayer:

God, I know you want to speak to me. I am listening. I pray that I hear You voice, and You make Yourself known in my life. I want to hear what You have to say. Open my ears to hear, and my heart to accept Your words as truth.



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