Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
This was my second year at the University of Ibadan. I was finding my walk with God difficult. It was really hard for me. I was sincerely tired of all the religion without reality. I wanted the real deal. Jesus is alive, yes? So why not experience Him in reality like I’ve read, heard and seen people do.
This was me for a while, in hope that I’d get an answer. And I did get an answer.
I was in my room on this day, when suddenly my attention was drawn to the stickers on my roommate’s wardrobe. We had spent months in this room, yet this felt like the first time I was setting my eyes on those stickers.
“You shall find me when you seek me with all your heart.” These were the words on the sticker which stood out for me. I was stunned! “Ahn ahn God!” was my reaction on seeing that.
But it did not end there. In church, the following Sunday, I heard my Pastor mention the same thing, then open and read from the Bible passage that containing those words.
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
I was smiling so widely because I was trying to restrain myself from laughing out loud and disturbing others in the process. I shared this with a friend of mine who said he would have laughed out loud and raised his hands in worship if it were him in my shoes. “Wouldn’t that be the joy of the Lord in action?” he said.
I found this amazing, you know, not just because I was seeing a recurrence of these words, but because I had that witness in me that this was the voice of God. And yes, I began seeking Him and finding Him.
This somehow set a template for how I hear God’s voice.
I have had several similar instances where He’d say one thing and confirm in quick succession until it stuck. Like He’d say one thing through His word, would repeat it through different means, I’ll hear it in a sermon, it’ll come up in a regular conversation until I received full assurance that it’s from Him.
So, God speaks, anywhere, anytime, through different means, just so we can hear and know Him. If we really seek Him, if we pay attention, we’ll be sure to find Him.
The Stickers Helped Me Hear God’s Voice – Olayinka
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