I remember a time when I faced a difficult decision. The timing and circumstances all seemed wrong—choosing to pursue the opportunity made no sense at all. I simply wanted to turn it down but knew I needed to pray first. I spent time with the Lord, and He gave me a clear vision. I accepted that seemingly illogical, ill-timed offer, and God blessed my obedience.
As Christians, we expect the Holy Spirit to direct us through prayer and Scripture. But at times He chooses to intervene more directly in our life, as He did with me that day. Since God first walked with Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, He’s been communicating with people in different ways. Moses saw a burning bush (Ex. 3:2), Samuel heard a voice at night (1 Sam. 3:1-14), and Joshua received specific—and unusual—instructions for defeating Jericho (Josh. 5:13-15; Josh. 6:5). Saul of Tarsus was called into ministry (Acts 9:1-31), whereas others were warned of danger through dreams (Matt. 2:12-13). Each was clearly a divine encounter—and when the Lord visits someone, He comes for a purpose.
God’s personal calls are rare and unexpected. We cannot get Him to come; He simply makes His presence known in a believer’s life when He chooses. So whether He communicates with you through His Word or by a visit someday, maintain an open heart and willing spirit.
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