BIBLICAL POINT OF REFERENCE:
“Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell you great things beyond the reach of your knowledge.”
There aren’t many times where I find a practical use for the 45 minutes I have to myself on my way to work. Sure, podcasts and the radio are always a good option, and making phone calls helps pass the time, but today I discovered a new way of being productive during the long drive: Opening up that time for a conversation with God.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a talker. I could talk and talk for days. I’ve tried to get myself to shut up every now and again, but I’m no good at it. “Work in progress” is the best descriptor for me. The Lord definitely knows this, and at some point (this morning, basically) I realized that I should be talking to Him just like I would in a normal conversation.
So that’s what I did.
I told Him my worries, my concerns, why I felt I had so many pros and cons to various life decisions, and then I asked Him what He thought I should do. It was at that point in the conversation that I just stopped talking and gave God some time to talk back to me, which makes a lot of sense in a conversation, but I didn’t know if He would answer.
But He did answer.
He reminded me that I never got anywhere in life by trying to make certain things happen too soon. He told me that He had asked me to wait until He wanted me to move. He calmed my stressed and impatient heart. He made sure I knew that my journey would unfold as time went on, and there was no need to rush down that path at a sprint.
I know it’s weird to think that God can say so much by not saying anything out loud. I know it’s weird to think that someone can actually have a conversation with someone that can’t be seen by the human eye. And I know it’s weird to think that having a discussion with God isn’t silly, but trust me when I say it works. Trust me when I say that taking the time to ask God what He wants is just as valuable as asking anyone else in your life. What’s more, it’s crucial to involve God in your life, and you’re not likely to do that unless you take the time to talk to Him.
Humor me, ladies: Have a conversation with God. An actual conversation. Out loud. No holding back. Solitary car rides present you with the perfect opportunity.
Your Laughing Sister,