There are situations in life that require us to get completely alone, shut the door on the world, take the ear buds out and to posture our hearts to hear the voice of God and God alone. There are important moments in life, moments when we stand with our tip toes at the edge of breakthrough, in which it becomes vital for us to seek the voice of God above all else. In fact, it's vital that we always seek the voice of God above all else. There will always be other voices. There will always be people in your life that clamor to have input and to throw their two cents in to your personal life story. With each choice you make, there will always be plenty of opinions to go around. I do believe that it is important for us to seek out wise counsel with friends and loved ones that you trust. This is not what I'm referring to. What I am referring to is the white noise in the background of every life choice we face that sounds like pure confusion and chaos. Silence the white noise.
When you stop to seek out the voice of God, at times you will ruffle some feathers. You will arrive at conclusions that don't make sense to other people. At times, people will even be hurt and offended. I remember what happened three or four years ago when I decided I was being led to leave my studies on campus to pursue my Master's degree in an online format from home instead. There were people in my family, people I desired to please, that were angry about this. I was told I was making a big mistake. I was told that I would be missing out in life. But in my heart, I couldn't resist the tug from the Holy Spirit that it was time to pack up my bags and to come home. That decision led me to one of the most fruitful seasons of my life thus far and opened me up to many opportunities that I would not have had if I had chosen to listen to other voices above God.
We are told in scripture that the Spirit will "guide you into all truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come" (John 16:13). What answers are you seeking today? What are the questions burning inside of your heart? Where are you looking for direction? Make up your mind to get alone with God and to allow the Holy Spirit to silence the noise, so you could hear the voice of your heavenly Father crystal clear. He will teach you to learn to recognize His voice.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27)