"Have I really heard his voice, or have I been deceiving myself all the
The second time I read Hinds Feet on High Places, (two years after the first time)
I got something entirely different out it. I thought I had meet the man of my dreams.
I was so sure and I thought that God was giving me confirmation. I feared that I
was being deceived or that I just didn’t understand God’s voice. Everything looked
right. Then just like the iceberg sunk the Titanic, everything fell apart. I realized
that I had not heard the voice of God, but my own stubborn determination and impatience.
I realized a very important thing, the only way to be sure that you know something
is of God, is to be constantly IN HIS WORD! Then, you will recognize when you are
stepping out of obedience. You will recognize rebellion. I am in the word daily,
but in this particular occasion I let myself be ruled by feelings and coincidences
instead of godly counsel and the Word.
Prayer: God you are not the author of confusion, don’t let me be confused
by my own wishes and desires! Let me see your direction for me clearly spelled out
in the Bible. Let me not be deceived by those around me, or by myself. I will rely
and be in your Word because that is the one way to know you and your will for my
life. Help discipline me to make time to study your word.