"Learn to discern what is My voice and what is not. Ask My Spirit to give you this discernment... My sheep know My voice and follow Me wherever I lead." John 10:4 (66)
What struck me in this devotional was the importance of discerning who's voice we are listening to...others, God's, my own doubts, expectations or some other compelling source. Wherever is comes from, if it is not God's voice, it will fragment and frustrate my life.
However, learning to selectively tune into God's voice may mean others will not understand or appreciate the unique journey God has called me to. What a comfort to know that God has set each of us apart for a carefully crafted journey He desires for us. Gratefully, He will be our constant companion all along the way.
Years ago we watched a shepherd call his sheep and it was absolutely true... they KNEW his voice! Without hesitation, the sheep responded and readily obeyed their shepherd. All the little lambs were safely huddled in amongst the moving flock. What a lesson...as we follow Him, our "lambs" will safely make the journey, too. I want to carefully...
Follow the Shepherd & Lead the Lambs....dmc