In Isaiah 30:21, the Bible states, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.'” This verse serves as a reminder of God’s guidance and encouragement for us to take action in our lives.
God wants us to be active and proactive in our faith, for us not to sit back and wait for things to happen. He desires us to trust Him, move forward, and make a positive impact in the world, using the gifts and abilities He has given us. This is not just for our own benefit but also for the benefit of others and ultimately, for His glory and His Kingdom.
In order to know God’s will and take action, we must first listen to God’s voice. This means taking time to pray, read the Bible, and seek His guidance in all areas of our lives. Not just some or most, but all areas. It’s important to remember that God’s voice is not just limited to the written Word but can also be heard through the promptings of the Holy Spirit and through the wisdom of those around us.
There’s a strong and powerful caveat: God’s Spirit will never, ever contradict Scripture. The Holy Spirit will never give you new teachings or commands that are outside of any doctrine taught in the Bible. The Holy Spirit will never tell you anything that is different from clear, biblical direction or what the will of God is revealed to be in Scripture. The Bible and the Holy Spirit will be in 100% alignment with one another. That’s one of the many reasons why it pays to know the Word of God thoroughly and intimately. There’s a reason Jesus said in John 10:27, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” Read your Bible! That way, if it does contradict Scripture in any way, we know it’s not from the Spirit.
Once we have heard from God, we must be obedient and follow His direction. This often requires stepping out of our comfort zones and doing things that may be challenging. However, as we trust in God and rely on His strength, we can have the courage to face these challenges and achieve great things for His glory.
God also desires for us to work together with others in unity and in solid doctrine for His kingdom. This means forming relationships with other believers and supporting each other as we work towards common goals. Together, we can have a more significant impact and accomplish things that we could never do alone.
So Isaiah 30:21 reminds us that God wants us to take action in our faith and in our lives. By listening to His voice and following His direction, we can make a positive impact in the world and bring glory to His name. So let us be proactive and obedient, relying on God’s strength and wisdom as we take action for His kingdom.