Have you ever heard someone talk, and it felt like God was speaking directly to you? Although we may not always notice it, there are many times when God speaks through a stranger in our lives. From encouraging words of comfort to moments that feel more like divine appointments, God knows how to use others around us as His megaphone. It’s amazing how He can reach out and touch our hearts without a single word spoken!
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When God Speaks To You Through A Stranger, What Should You Do?
1. Listen to the stranger.
When you hear a stranger speak and it feels like God is trying to reach out to you, take the time to listen. Give this messenger your full attention and be open to what they say.
This could be anything from words of comfort or encouragement, advice on how best to handle a situation, or even something more profound that requires deeper contemplation.
2. Weigh their words/advice with the Bible.
After you receive the stranger’s message, it is important to weigh their words against what the Bible says.
Ultimately, God’s word should be our guiding light; any other advice should not stray from this truth.
If there are discrepancies or contradictions between what is said and what the Bible teaches us, it may be best to discard that advice, as it could lead to confusion and distraction from God’s will for our lives.
3. Pray about it & Ask God For Revelations.
After listening to a stranger’s words and ensuring that their advice aligns with the Bible, it is important to take some time to pray about it. Ask God for clarification on any uncertainties or revelations of how He may be speaking through this person and what He wants you to do with the message given.
In Jer. 33:3, God says we should Call to Him. So take a moment to pause and listen for His response.
By doing so, we can be sure that we are receiving God’s real message, not one from the enemy.
4. Obey God’s instructions.
Finally, once you have taken the time to listen to and discern God’s message for you through a stranger, you must act on it.
God speaks through others for us to understand His will and guidance. So if He asks us to do something, we should obey Him without hesitation.
Obedience is a critical element of our relationship with God; recognizing His voice through strangers can help us stay on the path He has laid out for us.
Does God Send Messages Through Strangers?
Yes, God can speak to you through a stranger.
Here’s a short story to illustrate this.
Let’s call our friend John.
John was walking down the street on his way to work when he noticed an older man sitting on a park bench across. For the past three weeks, he’d been seeing the man there. Apparently, his white and grey hairs caught John’s attention.
As John passed by, the old man looked up and beckoned on him to come, and then said, “John, please sit.”
Confused but curious all at once, John sat down next to the older man, and listened as this man shared a story that was similar to what John was going through at that moment. How exactly this man chose this particular story remained unclear.
He wanted John to know that no matter what happened or where his struggles may take him throughout his life, God will always be watching over him.
The old man’s words were comforting yet confusing for John, who didn’t understand why God would choose him from everyone else.
He’d been going through a lot family-wise and in the workplace, and He often muttered silent prayers, something he learned from his mother.
Little did he know that those silent prayers made it to heaven and God had to use this stranger to speak to him.
How Does God Speak To Us Through Other People?
God speaks to us through other people in various ways. Here are some examples:
- Comforting words from a stranger when we are going through hard times,
- Encouragement and support given from a friend or family member when we feel discouraged,
- Practical advice on handling certain situations in line with the Word of God.
- Unexpected divine appointments lead us to the exact person, place, or thing we need.
Why Did God Speak To A Stranger About Me Instead Of Speaking Directly To Me?
There can be a few reasons why God may choose to speak to us through someone else.
First and foremost, He might use another person because our hearts are hardened or distracted from hearing His voice directly. In this case, by sending a messenger, He can still get his message across and help us stay on track when we’re too busy being overwhelmed by our thoughts and worries.
Secondly, He might be using the messenger to reach out to us in a way that we can better understand or relate to. For example, if we’re facing a difficult situation in life – God could use another person’s story or wisdom as an example and connect it to our own experience.
Finally, God could use someone else as an encouragement or source of strength when we are struggling with our faith and feeling alone. He is showing us that He is still with us despite our trials and tribulations.
Bible Verses About God Speaking Through Others To Us
Here are some helpful Bible verses about God speaking to us through other people:
- Hebrews 1:1-2
- Psalms 46:10
- Proverbs 15:22
- Exodus 3:4
- Jeremiah 33:3
- 1 Peter 4:10-11.
- Ephesians 3:20
- Mark 10:27
- 2 Chronicles 30:12
When God speaks to you through a stranger, take the time to listen and discern their message – ensuring it aligns with what the Bible teaches us. Then, pray that God will clarify any uncertainties or revelations of how He may be speaking through this person.