There is a popular singing contest on TV called the voice. If you are not familiar with the format let me educate you…
contestants perform in front of a live audience with 4 judges whose back are turned on them. The judges can only hear the contestant sing without seeing their face… they have to listen to their Voice, tune and melody of the songs to decide who goes through to the next round…
If a judge likes what he/she hears, they press a buzzer which indicates to the contestants that they are wanted by that judge. If more than one judge pushes the button, the contestant have to choose which judge to mentor them in the competition.
It is packed with excitements, emotions and disappointments. I like it when all the judge’s press their buzzer, leaving it up to it is up to contestant to choose the judge they want to mentor them in the show.
Do you know we all listen to a voice? We tune our listening ear to its sound, weighting our decisions in light of “the voice”.
The Voice we contend with are often not as clear as the sound of music, sometimes they may be shrouded in other sounds buried in the daily chores which contends for our attention leaving us confused as to which choice to make.
For anyone who has suffered from infertility you will understand that there are so many voices we hear:
They could be the voice of your in-laws if you are married or in a relationship. “Voices” Begging and urging you to seek help.
while Inside you want to scream out loud
“I have sought help alright”,
“what more can I do?”
The voice of well meaning friends who constantly educate us on the latest medical intervention and how we should hurry up and get started.
The voice of your doctor.
The voice of your spouse
the voices of your family
The voices of friends
The voices of work colleagues and your own inner voice.
The voice we so desperately want to hear is the ‘Voice of The Lord’,
we wait, we try to discern it, we listen for it, we are sure we will press the buzzer and make the right choice if we know it’s His voice but, His voice is unclear or so it seems, amidst the other voices. We just can’t figure out which is His.
We cry out “Lord speak to me”.
I want to hear your voice…..
Silence greets us, we wait, we hope, we cry.
The infertile couple is faced with endless choice as time passes by, this adds to the confusion of not knowing which voice to listen for .
How to distinguish His Voice.
His voice is distinct, amidst the many sounds we hear one thing is sure, his voice is distinct. His voice does not content with other voices because he is not the author of confusion. He is speaking and will continue to speak to us, to hear and distinguish his voice from others, ask him to teach you to listen…
His voice is not forceful: He is not forceful or demanding, other voices can be demanding and forceful, but his is gentle and soothing, it brings peace. Because He is the Prince of Peace.
His Voice is specific without being demanding or forceful: His word is clear about what he wants for us, that is specific and he will confirm His word to us by being specific.
- His voice is real: his voice is not fake or concealed in other directives for you to discern his intention, no. He won’t leave you guessing because his intention is not to confuse you but to direct and guide you.
Have the other voices drown out the one true “Voice”?.
Are you tired of hearing many conflicting voices and just cannot discern which is the Father’s?
Listen for a distinct voice, one that is not forceful, but gentle, peaceful, with specific instructions from his word that is real.
His Voice brings peace and hope. If you press your buzzer for that voice, you know you are on the path to having your needs met.
Stay Still, wait, listen, and you will hear “His Voice”.
Your Partner in Hope
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