Adaptability, Drive, and Desire….
Leads to Your Transformation!
You may have been told You are not needed.
You may have heard someone say to another person about you, “We don’t need him!”
You may have seen others motion with their eyes toward you in conversation and seen them laugh between themselves.
But they have no idea how God has used your life in those whom these people have no knowledge of.
They have never seen you over the years walk in the obedience that requires the guts to ignore the naysayers, those screaming their unbelief about the God Whom you serve.
They have never even fathomed the very possibility that you actually hear the Voice of the Holy Spirit very clearly at times, where He even shows you the very things they fear that someone might find out.
But you hold your peace until they realize that you have known all along.
A deaf man like myself will hear the things people say in their low voices. They have no clue that when they speak in a manner as if to hide what they are saying, they have to actually annunciate in the low voice to make sure they are understood.
That is how they are inadvertently giving themselves away to the person they are talking about.
You see, deaf people have learned to adapt to their surroundings. Deaf people are not as stupid as people expect them to be.
When I was a child, my own parents didn’t realize that I was deaf. It wasn’t until I was in third grade when a teacher, reading a book to the class, stood in front of me with the book raised in such a manner that I could not read her lips.
I stood up at my desk so I could see her mouth. When she lowered the book down, I sat back down.
In my youngest years, I had adapted to my surroundings.
When I came to Jesus Christ, He took my adaptability and my drive and my desire to hear His Voice, and developed me into a prophet.
My physical ears are no longer — in the Spirit — what stop me from hearing what I am supposed to hear. The only things that prevent me from hearing His Voice is my own attitude.
That includes how I perceive what I think others are saying.
I still have to be cautious about attitudes others may have when I don’t understand them.
Is God able to do far above all we could ask or think, according to His power that is at work in us?
That requires my faith as much as anyone else. Am I any different from you when it comes to believing that God can use me as I am? No. Just like you, I have to believe the Word of God.just as much as you do.
I have to believe like it says in Hebrews 11:6, that
“without faith it is impossible to please God. For he that comes to God must believe that He is God, and that He is the rewarder unto those who diligently seek Him”
He will reward you with His Own Magnificent Voice that will transform you into the image of His dear Son.
All things are possible unto those who believe.
Don’t let anything, or anyone stop you from being all you are called to be.
For He Who calls you is faithful, and He will do it!
~ Thomas Downes
Thomas Downes. Walking with the LORD for over 40 years, Thomas runs “The Voice of the Writer” a Prophetic Ministry. His purpose is to present the Word of God and the Love of God with the prophetic heart; the heart that desires to hear the Voice of the LORD, and present His Word for the encouragement of others.