Proverbs 20:29-30 (KJV)

28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.
29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.
30 The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

God always wants the best for us, and He is committed to showing us how to follow the specific plan He has designed for each of our lives.

He wants us to listen for His voice, to hear what He wants me to do, and how He wants us to do it (see Is. 30:19-21).

When we begin to wander from the courseHe has set for us, He will take all kinds of measures to capture our attention and protect us from harm. He has a variety of ways to help us to take notice, among them:

1 – A Restless Spirit
Sometimes God gets our attention by making us restless.

2- A Spoken Word
God also gets our  attention by using the voice of others.

3-An Unusual Blessing
God may bless us in an unusual way to get our attention.

4-An Unanswered Prayer
Sometimes God will answer a prayer with “NO”.

5- Disappointment
When the nation of Israel refused God’s instruction to take possession of the Promised Land, God judged the people for their unbelief and allowed set backs.

6- Extraordinary Circumstances
Sometimes God will use unusual circumstances to get us to stop and pay attention.

7- Defeat
God may use defeat to show us the truth.

8- Financial Troubles
In the time of the Judges, when “everyone” did what was right in his own eyes, (Judg. 17:6) the nation fell into idolatry and disobedience. God brought judgement through  the Midianites who devastated the land.

9- Tragedy, Sickness and Affliction
We should regard our tragedies and afflictions as reasons to acquire onto the Lord, “What are you trying to say?” When King Hezakiah became prideful, God used illness to alert him to the problem (see 2 Chr. 32:24).

God always knows exactly where you are in your journey of faith and precisely where it what it will take to get your attention.

So stay alert, notice if any of these divine methods  are occurring- or recurring- in your life. If they are, ask Him what He wants to tell you, and then listen, not simply to hear but to obey.

Please follow and like us: