I remember walking with my kids when they were toddlers, and inevitably, one of them would start to run ahead. If it was safe, I would let them go just a little bit ahead. But there was that time when he was too fast and couldn’t see the car pulling into the parking lot. The danger was real, but he didn’t see it. I shouted to him to stop, and thankfully he listened. Children don’t understand the possible danger in the way that we do, as their parents.
I wonder how many times God feels that way about us. He sees the danger coming in our lives, and tells us to stop, but do we listen?
This week, Sandy shared a post about walking with her toddlers and seeing the danger that her daughter was about to walk in to. She compared this to our own lives, and the times when God tries to get our attention. Her post asks, “Is God Saying Stop?”
She couldn’t see the danger ahead from where she was standing.
She needed to be told to stop.
There was no time for explanations or discussions. She just needed to obey right away.
She stopped not because she saw what was about to happen but because I said, “Stop.”
As I quickly think back over my own life, I wonder how many times God told me to stop, and whether I listened immediately – or not.
Are you in a stage where God is telling you to stop and wait? Are we trained to hear His voice and listen to Him as well as we would to our earthly Father? Sandy’s post will encourage you and will help you to focus on the many ways that God uses to speak to us!
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