Are Your Conversations With God A Monologue Or A Dialogue?
I was listening to a sermon and the Pastor asked if our conversations with God were a monologue or a dialogue. That was a great question and caused me to examine my conversations with my Best Friend.
Think about our conversations with our earthly friends. How would we feel if our conversations were like this:
Us – Hey, what’s up?
Them – A lot! I have so much to tell you!
Us – It’ll have to wait, because I’m going to spend the next 15 minutes talking about myself and what I want. I want a house, a big one. And I’m having trouble making my ends meet, so I want more money. I hope you’ll give it to me. And I’ve been feeling kinda sick lately, and –
Them – I’m glad you told me those things because I have answers for you.
Us – Please don’t cut me off while I’m talking. Anyway, as I was saying, I haven’t been feeling too well. And I don’t know what’s gotten into my spouse and my kids but it’s like it’s a full moon. They are acting crazy!
Them – I can tell you what’s going on. They –
Us – Um, I thought I asked you not to interrupt me. And Ive been thinking about opening my own business but I don’t know how to make it happen.
Them – I can tell you what you need to do.
Us – Uh, please let em finish. So anyway, I’m feeling unfulfilled. Oh shoot, look at the time. I gotta run, but I’ll call you later. It’s always so good to be able to talk about things with my best friend. Love you!
Them – Just give me a few minutes. I have answers. I –
Okay, if we did this with our earthly friends, how long would they be our friends? All we did was complain and we never gave them a chance to respond. We weren’t interested in what they had to say. I doubt we’d have this kind of conversation with people, and yet, we do it with God all the time. We reach out to Him and He’s happy to hear from us. And then we start talking. Even if we reached out to praise Him, we do what we came to do and we leave. Without giving Him a chance to respond. We have a monologue.
What we should be having is a dialogue. When we talk to God it should be like we’re talking to our best friend and we’re interested in what He has to say. Allow time to let Him speak. Unlike our earthly friends, who can really only listen and sometimes give good advice, our God gives us divine guidance. Our God gives us perfect answers. Our God has our best interests in His heart and He knows the paths we should take that will lead us to victory.
The next time you talk to God, be sure to make it a true conversation. Have a dialogue instead of a monologue!
Be Blessed and Have a Fantastic Day!
– I am not a preacher, minister, evangelist, etc. I am just a woman who has a heart for God.