What voice are you listening to today?
Voices come from many different directions.
If we’re married, we hear the voice of our spouse. If employed, the voice of our boss. If learning in school, the voices of teachers and professors. If reading a book, the voice of the author.
There are verbal voices and nonverbal voices.
People’s words are usually easy to notice. Their voice is verbal. It’s the nonverbal voices we need to pay special attention to because they are just as influential, yet often not noticed.
There is the voice of hope and positive expectation. That’s a good voice to listen to. But there’s the voice of discouragement, dismay, and despair. This voice is not a healthy guide to follow.
There’s the voice of love, care and compassion. There’s the voice of hate, apathy and anger.
There’s the voice of health, harmony and peace. There’s the voice of sickness, disease, and chaos.
There’s the voice of honesty and integrity. There’s the voice of dishonesty and deceit.
There’s the voice of God. There’s the voice of the carnal mind leading thought away from God.
There’s the voice of Good. There’s the voice of evil.
Which voice are you listening to? Which voice is guiding you? Which voice do you honor with your attention and devotion?
In Truth, there is only one voice, the voice of God. All other claims to authority diminish and cease until they are heard no more.
Until the full realization of Good’s totality is understood, it is wise to ask, “What voice am I listening to today?”
Listen to God, as you navigate through the day–and plan for the New Year! And you’ll be led aright.
“The voice of the Lord is powerful.” Psalms