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In HIS Presence


Read: John 10:1-30

Meditation verse:

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27).

There are many strange voices speaking to us that we need to be aware of. Voices are powerful because they shape our lives. But listening to the wrong voice can impact your life negatively. What are some of these voices that speak into our lives?

Your past mistakes: One of the ways the enemy tries to keep you down is by constantly reminding you of your past failures, errors, wrong choices, sins, and setbacks until you become imprisoned in it. That silent voice of accusation belongs to the devil. He wants you to focus only on what is wrong with you, until you lose your faith in God and in yourself.

Your imagination: Our imagination always makes things seem worse because the brain prefers to focus on what could go wrong. Your imagination can speak into your life can causing you to focus only on what is wrong or can go wrong.

The voice of others: Different people will speak to you based on their opinion of you and what their intentions are. Those with good intentions will speak good words, whilst those with evil intentions will speak negative words. Be very careful of the voices you permit into your life.

Your thoughts: take heed to the thoughts you allow to take root in your heart for as a man thinketh in his heart so is he.

Your experiences: Our experiences can take on a voice and begin to speak into our lives. For instance, if life has dealt you many bad blows, you begin to expect nothing good in life. That is your experience taking on a voice and speaking into your life. Failing a few times does not make you a failure. You only experienced failure for a season in your life, you can also experience success in a different season of life.

The danger with some of these voices is that while what they speak might seem true because they mirror the realities of life, they are nit the truth. The only truth is what God says about you in His word and that is the only voice you should only to constantly speak into your life. John 10:2-5, NLT, says, “but the one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice. They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice”.

Why not silence every strange voice currently speaking into your life and speak God’s truth instead?



IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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