Arguing with God

Do you ever find yourself arguing with God? I mean, here I am talking with the God of the universe, the creator God of all that exists and he finds me, Jim, someone he wants to talk with. Then I find I am arguing with him. Do you ever do that or am I alone in this? Just the other day I heard someone say, “there is a ten second rule they try and abide by”, When the small still voice of God speaks to them, they try and obey in tens seconds or less. It didn’t hit me right at first. I had to process all my “buts and excuses”. Then I had to agree with them. It used to be my biggest problem is simply trusting that I really did hear God speak to me. He speaks to me in a very soft inner voice. Not a physical voice the causes vibrations in the air to hit my ear drums, but rather the “in my head or in my heart” voice. Maybe in my current stage of life I am used to the idea that I do hear Gods voice, but it amazes me that I still argue with him. Its not really arguing with him as much as its simply a refusal to do what he is asking me to do. How dumb is that I say, knowing how much he loves.  Then I commit to really obey “next time”. When God asks me to do something that is a little challenging or out of my comfort zone, he’s not asking me to blindly jump off a cliff to my death, He’s offering me an opportunity to be all he made me to be! He does it for my benefit, yes, others might get something out of it too, but God is offering to bless my socks off, if I am simply willing to obey. How about you?

Author: jimjudywycliffejourney

Jim and Judy have been with Wycliffe since 1984. They have served in aviation maintenance/management, motorcycle, and 4X4 training, recruitment, and facilities maintenance in multiple locations in the US and Africa. They currently work with America's Area, North Region, Scripture Access services team. They are a mobile USA team using the internet and face to face encounters with churches, ministries, Native American communities, Diaspora communities, refugee aid organizations, and individuals, introducing them to Through this website, those who did not grow up speaking English can access the Bible and other Scripture resources in the language they understand best. Would you consider becoming a part of their Wycliffe ministry partnership team? You can join their prayer or financial team by clicking on

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