Bob: God told me that I should quit my job.
Me: How do you know that?
Bob: *looks at me like I have the IQ of a two-year-old* God told me…?
Well, silly me. I should have known. Because God definitely has a direct line with you but, of course, He wouldn’t have one with a sinner like me. Or, as a matter of fact, with the majority of the people in the world.
Does He have some people on his speed dial but not others? Did He appear to you in person, in a dream, in a blinding flash of light, burning bush, or a text message? Did you hear His voice explicitly? How come He tells you so clearly what His Will is, while I’m desperately groping around trying to get a fleeting glimpse of what I’m supposed to do with my life?
Don’t get me wrong: I don’t doubt that God could and does work in that manner in today’s world. In fact, I believe that God works in mighty and mysterious ways that I could never understand. But when a person claims to have a direct line with God, it’s hard to argue. It becomes something like this:
Out of my concern for you, I’d like to give you some advice, but if God gave you a direct order… I guess I can’t contend with that. But, please…. PLEASE be sure that it was God talking to you… not your sub-consciousness nor consciousness. Be careful to use the phrase: “God told me”.
Don’t be afraid to listen to what your brothers and sisters have to say on the matter. It could be good for you.