How does God get our attention? Certainly something to think about. If He needs to get our attention and we are not listening for months, years, or even decades, then one day he will give us a shove especially if his goal is specifically designed for us. Dr. Charles Stanley provided a few insights that I elaborate as I share.
8 Ways God Gets Our Attention
We have that Restless feeling that no matter what we do, there’s no satisfaction. We still feel that prodding. There’s no resolve until he gets our attention.
2. He Speaks Through Others
Sometimes he speaks through others. Remember be mindful of this as not everyone who gives you a word may be from him. So be wise. Stay in tune and you will know when he speaks.
3. Through His Blessings
He blesses us and we are surprised. Have you ever received an unexpected gift, that knocks us off our feet. It’s as though it blows our minds especially when we didn’t ask but needed it. Then we start rejoicing and thanking Him.
4.When We Reflect On His Goodness
When we stop to think how good he is to us. Reflect on what’s happening around us and look back at our past experiences and it we sure can’t help but wonder how good he is.
5. When He Answers our Prayers
God gets our attention through times of introspection and prayers when we ask; seek; and wait on him. He initiates and we give in to his prodding.
6. Through Disappointments
When we experience disappointments, we reflect to find out what he’s saying to us.
7. Through Failure
As Dr. Charles Stanley says “Failure drives us to God.” It might be the loss of a job; financial problems such as the loss of income, house, job opportunities or more. To avoid uneasy feelings we try to help ourselves but it hardly ever works. If it does work, more often than not the solution is only temporary. Then we run back to him.
8) Through Sickness
Sometimes God wants something for us that we don’t want for ourselves. Often he wants more for us. Something better. He wants the best. He wants us to walk in his steps. When we do, we will get his joy, support, acceptance, and his divine energy.
As you reflect on these 8 points, are you getting that feeling that the Lord is trying to get your attention? Listen and respond today and avoid long periods of delay. In the end His prodding leads to lasting satisfaction and peace.
Father give me clear direction where you want me to go.