Someone is going to read this post and think I'm half past crazy, and you know what? That's okay. I understand that not everyone is going to agree with everything I post, but that's the beauty of life -- differences.
With that being said, I want to talk about something called still voices. Most people would call this a conscience or a voice in your head, but I think it's more than that. I believe in a supernatural power that plants messages into our spirits as a guide. I don't believe that we get a strong desire or unction by chance or from "nowhere." I believe there's a spirit inside of us that's directing us on a path to our true destiny, if only we listen to it.
This has happened to me many times. There have been moments when I've gotten the urge to move, speak, be still, let something go, create something, etc. I felt so strongly about it that I knew I had to act on it or I wouldn't have continued to advance to the next level.
For example, today as I was riding to work, I heard a voice clear as day say in my spirit, "You don't belong there." I heard that message over and over again as if someone was riding right beside me in the passenger seat. I sat still, put my body into autopilot, and listened intently. I was being guided by the Holy Spirit. Something was telling me that the place I was headed to was not my destination.
As I looked at all the cars in standstill on Monday traffic, I thought about what I was headed to do on my job and what I could've been doing at home. I realized that within the hour of me getting ready for work and commuting, I could've finished editing two chapters of my book. I knew I was headed to be busy and not productive. The only thing I could feel -- because I was too amazed to speak -- was that the voice was right.
There's so much more to life that what we experience in our day to day routines. There's so much more to life than a rat race. There's so much more than sitting in a car, commuting to a job, giving your time and energy to something that doesn't give it back to you.
That's why I must obey my guide. I must obey that voice that's telling me to act. When you hear that you don't belong somewhere or that you need to use your summertime wisely to work and build, that's exactly what you need to do.
Make sure you take the time out to be still sometimes and listen for a still voice. Don't reject it, ignore it, or trivialize it. It's your guide. It's calling you higher, out of a lowly place, a cyclical experience of unfulfillment. Listen to the voice. Allow it to guide you. Then, move.