Watch What You Consider - Don't Make Elijah's Mistake
By paying attention to the still small voice within, you can discover purpose, assignment, direction, seasons, timings, weights, measures, and many revelations that empower you to grow and mature.
The Prophet Elijah learned to listen to that still small voice within. This is a great lesson for you. Elijah was running away from Jezebel's murderous threats. The man of faith and power committed a grave mistake, he considered her threats. It's hard to be too disappointed in Elijah's discouragement because so many of us do the same. Trouble finds us and we forget that we have a covenant with God who said I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Elijah considered the attack against his faith. To consider means to spend time thinking about something. One of the wiles of the enemy is to turn your attention away from God's truth for your life. Just as faith cometh by hearing, so too, fear cometh by hearing. The Bible teaches you to guard your heart with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of life.
Some make the same mistake Elijah did. They turn their ear away from God and consider the voice of discouragement. This is why you should renew your mind with the word of God, study the word of God, and, most importantly, be a doer of the Word of God and not a hearer only. When attacked in your mind, cast down imaginations and bind up every spirit of fear that attacks the plan of God in your life.
Elijah ran to a cave thinking he was the last of God's servants. What he learned in the cave was God's voice was not in the wind, earthquake, or fire. No, the Lord was in that still small voice. Scripture says,
“And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice” (1 Kings 19:11-12).
Notice what happened after Elijah discovered the voice of God in the still small voice. Elijah wrapped his face in his mantle. The mantle represents the calling of God. He wrapped his face and focused his attention on God who had mantled him with purpose. As already said, by paying attention to the voice within, you can discover purpose, assignment, direction, seasons, timings, weights, measures, and many such revelations that empower you to grow and mature. Watch what you consider.
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