Yesterday morning, as I was leaving the house I met a lady I know. I asked where she was going and it turned out we were headed in the same direction, so I offered to give her a lift.
As I dropped her, I saw that a car had broken down on the road that I wanted to take and it was causing a bit of traffic. It’s usually clear of traffic. Instead I opted to take the seemingly clear way, the main road, unaware of what lay ahead of me. After I turned, Ksena told me, “Mummy turn”, she was riding back left. I asked her to repeat what she said and she said “Mummy, turn”. Confused, I asked her if she meant I should turn the car, she said “Yes”. I had an opportunity to turn there and then but opted to continue. I told her that I thought this route would be faster.
When I got to the end of the road, I encountered what I’d like to call, ‘craters on a small scale’. To top it up, the traffic begun right there. Needless to say, we were in traffic for much longer than it usually takes. As I sat there, I couldn’t help but think that I ignored the still small voice.
I can’t rationalize everything Ksena says, but to put it into perspective she is a one and a half year old, speaking quite a bit but I wasn’t listening to God speak through her.
I had more than enough time to repent on the way. Really, it took half an hour more. Mummy is not always right. It’s important for me to listen to Ksena and hear her out completely.
It’s important to know when God is speaking to you. When you ignore His voice, you end up encountering obstacles and time wasters on your path. The seemingly clear path is not always the best. Go where the Lord would have you go.
Oh that we would hear God as He speaks to us from the vessels He chooses to use.