I grew up at a time when we did not have mobile phones or social media. Those are the days if one was dating, you had to throw a stone as a signal to your sweet heart that you had arrived. Occasionally where the parents did not understand the queens language, you would go to borrow an English book called “I want to see you”. Today things are different. We even have special ringtones for special people and we try as much as possible to make sure important calls do not go unanswered. This reminds me of how often God calls on us when we are not ready for him. The scriptural account of the boy Samuel being called by God only to run to Eli is a good example. Samuel’s world revolved around Eli and the boy never imagined another would be a caller. It’s just the way our day to day lives revolve around work and families and any other call is like an interruption. God calls on us in different ways to get our attention. It could be a major disruption like the Corona virus pandemic that we are going through, it could be a frustrating relationship, it could be challenges in business or the job front. Many unplanned things that happen to us could in actual fact be God seeking to get our attention. There is danger in us moving on as if everything is okay when such things happen without taking a pause like Samuel and asking God to talk to us. Where could you be guilty of assuming God’s calling your attention? What was working well but now it’s not working because God wants you to consult him? What must God do you get your attention? Whereas it’s okay to run to Eli for consultations, it’s much more important to pause and ask God to speak to you. God speaks one way or another, but we are so busy to hear Him!
“For God does speak—now one way, now another— though no one perceives it.” Job 33:14 NIV
Last modified: May 15, 2020