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Silencing the Destructive Echo: Embrace God's Voice

John 10:27

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:


Beloved, I want you to take a moment and reflect on the voices that you hear in your life. There are many voices - the voice of society, the voice of our friends and family, and even the voice within ourselves. Amid these voices, there is a voice that is often destructive and discouraging. The voice that tells you, "You're not good enough," "You cannot do it," or "You're a failure." It is the voice that breeds self-doubt, fear, and anxiety. This, my dear friends, is the voice of the enemy, the force that seeks to pull you away from God's love and the destiny He has planned for you. But today, it is time to stop listening to this voice and start silencing this destructive echo.


In 1 John 4:4, we read, "You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world." This verse is a divine reminder to us that the voice of God within us is more potent than any negative voice in this world. God's voice is the voice of truth, love, and affirmation.


In the Book of Jeremiah, God says, "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11). This scripture is the voice of God speaking directly to you, affirming you, and reminding you He has plans for you, plans of success, and not of failure.


But how do we hear God's voice amid all the noise? It starts with making a conscious decision to listen. It is like tuning your radio to the right station. We must tune our hearts to God's frequency, and suddenly, His voice will become the loudest, clearest, and most comforting voice we hear.


To do this, we must immerse ourselves in God's Word, for it is His primary way of communication. We must commit to prayer, for it is in these moments of intimate conversation that we can hear God whispering words of love, affirmation, and guidance into our hearts. It is also in the fellowship with other believers, where we can hear God's voice echoing through their words of encouragement and support.


But, beloved, hearing God's voice is not enough. We must believe and act upon His affirmations. We are not what the enemy says we are. Our mistakes, our past, or our shortcomings do not define us. Instead, we are defined by God's love, His grace, and the future He has planned for us. We are His children, created in His image, destined for greatness, and loved beyond measure.


So, today, I encourage you to silence the destructive echo of the enemy. Refuse to listen to the voice that puts you down. Instead, tune your heart to God's voice, listen to His affirmations, believe them, and act upon them. For His voice is the voice of truth, and His words are the words of life.


As we journey together in this life, let us remember we are not alone. God is with us, speaking to us, guiding us, and affirming us every step of the way. Let us silence the destructive echo and let the Voice of God be our guide. Amen.