So often we allow the voice playing in the background of our consciousness to determine how we act. We allow this faceless voice to whisper “You aren’t enough”, “You aren’t worthy” and “You aren’t qualified”. These words affect our witness, our walk and our attitude. They stifle the desire to write that book, apply for that job and follow that opportunity. It’s this incessant chatter playing in the backdrop of our lives that tugs on our subconscious. Chatter is a purposeless, idle or foolish talk. It’s like gossip that has no purpose or value. Like clanking teeth clicking loudly due to cold or fear. That annoying high pitched sound that incessantly prattles our mind.
We know as believers that God has a plan for us. Heck, most of us have Jeremiah 29:11 posted somewhere in our house but in those moments of decision we forget scripture, we forget truth and we forget trusting his plan. Instead, we pull back, listen to the chatter and fall into the noise. We justify our actions with “maybe it’s not the time” or “I don’t know enough yet”. We allow the chatter, the slithering words of the enemy to take root in our spirit instead of washing it out with his word. This is where the enemy finds his biggest joy. Stifling our progress, halting our pace and rewriting our path. He wants to be the voice that determines our future. He wants our end game to be his plan and not God’s. He wants us to listen to the chatter.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says ” Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” We need to trust God and not emotion. His plan over our doubt. His wisdom instead of our understanding. Let us stand bold refusing to fall prey to the enemy’s chatter and adjust our settings so we are finely tuned to the voice of God. Rejecting the utter less babbling of the enemy. Silencing the white noise of his idle talk. Drowning out the chatter with God’s word, hushing the fear with his promise, and wiping out the uncertainty with his truth.