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How do I hear Him again?

My name is Kai and I just joined this community a few minutes ago. I have a situation I really need help with and I will appreciate any help anyone is willing to give.

I'm not really sure how much information I need to give. This happened some time ago but it's heavy on my mind.

As I said it was some months ago. I was lying on my bed and I was thinking about a young man I know and love very much. He's in a new relationship and I was in pain because he never spoke to me anymore. We had had a chance to be together but my fear ruined it. I was thinking about them together and I started crying. But before I could really get into it I heard a voice say, "Be patient." I stopped crying immediately and this incredible sense of peace stole over me. It was the voice of God. I just knew it had to be.

I was peaceful then but I'm not now. I'm not exactly sure what He meant. I know He wants me to wait but I haven't heard from Him since. Sad to say I am not a very patient person. I have heard him before and he told me to be patient about the same situation then too. I know He is likely saying more than that but...it's like I can't hear Him anymore. Is it that I can't hear Him or is He just not giving any details?

How...how do I listen for Him?

Thank you so much for your help.


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Dec. 13th, 2009 08:31 am (UTC)
Well, that does sound like something God would say. He's said the same thing to me (in various ways) for all sorts of situations, and He has always pulled through. Rest assures, if God tells you to be patient, that means that the most you can do is take comfort in Him and let Him do His part. :)

I am the same way, though. Completely impatient about everything! So, I can relate to that. That being said, sometimes when God says to be patient, He might not answer you again until He knows the time is right. So, my advice? Tonight (or whenever you have some spare time for prayer) Find some place quiet and stress free and just ask God to speak to you. Ask Him to pour out His Spirit on your heart as He did before. And just wait for His reply. And also just tell Him how you're feeling or whatever is on your mind, just pray to Him in an intimate way, like talking to an old friend.

Believe me, I know this is easier said than done. I still have TONS of trouble hearing God's voice or seeing which direction He wants me to take in life, but God always finds a way of letting me know, even if it's not through a straight forward voice. Maybe He'll speak to you in other ways? Just pray to Him.

I hope this helps some! I'm terribly sorry if it's not. If it isn't, or you want some more advice, feel free to post to some of the other Christian communities here on LJ, such as LJChristians, Christianity, JesusFreaks, Catholicism, etc. Whatever you choose, I'll be keeping you in my prayers tonight, and I wish you all the best in this situation.
God bless you in Christ!
Dec. 15th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
It's so hard being impatient all the time isn't it?! I just can't seem to wait for anything to happen! And it can be so hard to hear Him in this day and age when we have SO many distractions. Something else is always in our ears and it's like He has to fight to get to us. I keep hoping for a straight forward voice but you're right. There are other ways I just have to be open to them.
This was very helpful! Thank you so much :-) (lol that's a long nose for such a little smiley face)
Dec. 16th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Oooh yes, I can majorly relate right now! :) I have been very distracted due to certain events lately, and so it's quite hard to keep the focus on God. To do this, I like to remind myself that God is the only One that really matters in this world, and He's always focusing on me, so I should prioritize my life around Him. Of course, again, easier said than done :) But I'm glad I could help somewhat! And I hope you find God's message for your life, I'll remember to pray for you! :)
Dec. 13th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
How...how do I listen for Him?

How do we listen to anybody? We spend time with them.

Set aside deliberate time to pray with God every day. I suggest praying through a book in the Bible, maybe a place where God asked His people to trust in Him and be patient with His will. The more time you spend in prayer the easier it will be to hear Him in the ordinary, every-day ways He speaks to you.
Dec. 14th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
great advice!
Dec. 15th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
You're absolutely right about that. And I'm sure it'll work. Thank you :)
Dec. 14th, 2009 10:43 am (UTC)
I can totally relate to you in this situation. I also had a young man who I was inlove with and he was also with another woman. My heart ached, then, just like you I heard God say "wait". The scripture that I have been meditating on is Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord, be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart. Wait I say, on the Lord!(NKJV). I am too very impatient. I know I'm waiting on God, but for what? I have no idea! But I meditate on this scripture everyday and trust that God knows what He is doing.
Maybe, praying and finding a scripture and meditating on God's word may bring you the strength you need to be patient. I hope I have been of help to you.

May God continue to speak to you...Be blessed!
Dec. 15th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
Exactly! Because "Be patient" and "Wait" comes with NO details. It made sense at first and now I'm like, "Um..what I'm waiting for again?" lol
You've been a big help to me! It always helps when I know someone going through the same thing. Is it okay if we keep in touch?
Dec. 16th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
Of course we can keep in touch =)
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