One of my favorite movies and one with some great truth in it is Kevin Costner’s For the Love of the Game. As Costner’s character is about to pitch he begins to clear his thinking and focus he says “clear the mechanism”, and everything gets quiet as he focuses.
Hearing the voice of God is much the same. There are times when we need to turn everything else off so that we can hear. We may need to open the Bible and read. We may need to turn on praise music and worship. We may need to turn everything off and be quiet. It may mean we have to change our location so that we really can focus on and hear God.
God is always speaking, but we may not always be listening. God speaks through many different methods. We need to hear Him, and I long to hear His voice and to follow what He says.
John 10:2-5 NASB
But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.
Do we think we are all alone? We aren’t. Do we think God has stopped speaking? He hasn’t. The road ahead may be tough, but we have a great God who will be part of our journey. He will guide us through as we follow His voice.
Listen in. Clear the mechanism if you must. Turn off everything else or change your location so you can hear and follow His voice.