I firmly believe that when God calls you to do something He will confirm it to you multiple times! If He doesn’t, I would begin to question if it was really God voice you heard and not your own. Well, on numerous occasions God has confirmed to Matt and I that His will is for us to be international missionaries. He has been very specific with us and always had His Word in the center. One thing I have learned about discerning God’s voice is that He will never go against His character or His word. So if what you are hearing is contradictory to the Bible it is not the voice of God. One example of confirmation I want to share was from Matt’s devotional one morning. He forwarded it to me because of how specific it spoke to us.
This is a devotion taken from the messages of Adrian Rogers……
Willing to Travel Under Sealed Orders
“By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.” Hebrews 11:8
Who knows what marvelous opportunity God has waiting for you if you are sensitive enough to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you right now. Don’t say, “Show me what You want me to do; then I’ll decide whether or not to do it.” Instead, we need to say, “I’ll do it – whatever it is. You tell me. If You explain it, fine. If You don’t explain it, fine. But God, I’m going to do it.” It’s just as bad to run ahead of God as it is to run behind Him. The Bible says that Abraham went out without knowing where God was sending him. Are you ready to travel under sealed orders?
Are you married? Talk to your spouse this week about your availability to God. Are you willing to sell your home, take your children, and go to the remotest corner of the world to share God’s plan of salvation if He called you there? If not, ask God to change your heart. He is the potter; you are the clay.
WOW!!! Sometimes God is just so clear with us. He just shouts it out and says it like it is. I love it!