With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
— Matthew 19:26
“Made a decision to turn our will & our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”
Don’t Confuse Me With the Facts
Have you ever had an argument with your inner voice? Have you ever tried to reason with it when its guidance seemed impossible to believe? The situation is staring you in the face, & you just know your inner voice is telling you to do something that cannot possibly happen. “How can I know the Spiritual Truth in this situation” you wonder, when the facts are totally telling you it can’t be done?
I was presenting a workshop in Long Island. My inner voice inspired me to have the group do an exercise that involved a great deal of walking from one person to another. I argued with my inner voice, “But God, I can’t have these people do this exercise. One of them is in a wheel chair & she could not possibly do the walking.” The voice within continued to urge me to do it. I kept resisting. “This experience will not only embarrass her, God, it will shame her in front of her friends!” But my inner voice was relentless. It finally got so “loud,” I had to give in. I presented the exercise, & you know what happened? The person in the wheel chair got up & actually walked for the first time in years! So now, I make it a point to listen to my inner voice (almost all of the time).
Today I listen to the still small voice within me without judgment & honor it. I find that the more I listen, the clearer it becomes. My life is transformed into an amazing adventure, as I explore hitherto unknown regions. Look out world, here I come! Thank you God!
Rev. Dr. Rainbow Johnson
ADAAP Clergy Counselor