“…That God had prepared the people: for the thing was done suddenly.”

– 2 Chronicles 29:36

One of the ways that God likes to work in our lives is through what I like to refer to as “suddenlies”. These are the times where you’ve been praying and God begins to move so quickly that it takes you by complete surprise and you find yourself barely able to hold on. You begin fully trusting in Him to lead the way and guide your steps. This is what way He likes it be, and sometimes we can be so independent that this is the only way that He can take full control. This is the only way to get us to fully commit ourselves to Him.

Suddenlies seem to be one of the ways that God really enjoys to work in my life. Maybe it is because it is the only way to remind me to fully submit myself to Him. When God moves in His “suddenlies” it is a reminder that keeps me dependent on Him. Whenever I have time to think things through I begin to plan things out, and then I get myself overwhelmed when I realize how much I need to do and how clueless I really am when I am all on my own. But when I am moving with God and He is moving fast, I have no choice but to just follow Him in complete surrender and obedience.

Our God is infinitely creative and there is no limit to His ways. He created each of us as unique individuals who are meant to come together as one body, with each member playing a different part. We each have a unique purpose that no one else is meant to fulfill, with the end goal being when the Body of Christ comes together as one in harmony for the sake of the Kingdom of God.

“The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 12:12

Our goal is to “go into all the world and make disciples” (Matthew 28:19). We are made to worship Him eternally as many parts, but one body.

Because we are all unique and function differently than those around us, God uses an infinite amount of ways to speak to each of us and make us move into our purpose and destiny. When we think that God is being silent to us, but speaking to others, maybe we just aren’t listening the right way. In these moments it’s time to slow it down, press into Him, and figure out the ways that He is trying to get through to you. He is speaking; are you truly listening?

Take some time today to just be in His presence. Press in, earnestly desiring more and listen for His voice in the ways that He speaks to you specifically. He is speaking. He speaks uniquely to you in ways that may not make sense to others because you are unique from them. But we can only listen to His voice when we stop to listen. Even when He is booming, His voice is still and small. It has to be an intentional act of listening in order to Him. Hear Him today.

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