I woke up early this morning with so many ideas and things on my heart to write about. But when I opened my computer, my fingers sat on the keyboard and I found myself with nothing to say. So many thoughts, but nothing to say. My thoughts were too many and too loud. Too unfocused and too jumbled. I found myself too passionate about too many things. And I sat confused. If I have so much on my heart, why do I have nothing to write, or nothing to say? I must have something I can say. Something encouraging.
And the Lord gently whispered, “There are some things that I want you to share and some that I simply want you to pray about. Pray about the many things on your heart so that you may share the focused things I ask of you.”
I don’t need something to say, just to say it. I don’t need to come up with something clever or wise in order to add to the world. And you don’t need to know every thought I have. There are some things that are between me and God until He asks me to share. And maybe He won’t. Maybe it’s something just for me and Him. I don’t know. But I do know that I need to follow His leading so that I am speaking in obedience, instead of making noise just to make noise. Nobody needs more noise in their life.
But everyone needs more prayer in their life.
The world is full of opportunities to to be heard. Every second, social media is available for our every thought, our every frustration or every success. And it is the flesh’s desire to be heard and remembered by many in every situation and in every thought we have. We all want to be heard. But today, let us desire for God to be heard instead of our flesh.
Whatever is on your mind or in your heart, pray about what God desires you to share before you do. Are you adding noise, or are you adding God’s will? Do you desire to have something to say in order to feel relevant and remembered? Or are you speaking out of a desire to be obedient? It can be difficult to know if we forget to pray.
Today, I will remember to pray and seek God for what He would have me share today… if anything. And if not, I will pray to be content in knowing that although no one else may see me or hear me today, that He sees and hears my prayers. That His will is spread mightier in my prayers than in my empty noise.
“But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.” (Micah 7:7)