Who's voice do you hear?

This house buying/selling has been...um....an adventure? (I don't know if that is the right word) from start to finish (to somewhere in the middle?)....any faint thought of wanting to be a realtor has gone out the window with our experience.  My neck is seriously so sore for the extreme tension and all I keep thinking was "it was all my idea so I shouldn't complain."  Of course my hubby and I had a great talk last night and he reminded me it was OUR decision and that we couldn't have anticipated all that has transpired.  In the midst of this little trial in our lives (I don't like to classify things as trials because my life is so easy compared to so many others who are going through so much more)  but the thing about tough times is big or small - GOD CARES.  It is the enemy who will tell you differently, which brings me to my little photo of the day...

(I don't know who to give credit to - not me - found it on our local 107.1 radio station FB page)

This little photo made me realize a couple of things.  I have not been discerning the right voice in my head.  It also reminded me of some great wisdom an older woman in our church shared....Satan is wiser than us, he can work us into a tizzy and steal our joy.  God will never discourage us or frighten us....the great thing though is that God IS smarter than the enemy and so our job is to discern His voice....harder said then done sometimes....so if you ever wonder if you hear God or the enemy...this list should help you - it certainly helped me.  God wants us to have the fruit of the spirit and we can claim his truths in the word.  Who are you listening to?  

And in the midst of what we are going through, I am trying to be so thankful of all God has been teaching us...because God never lets you go through something without bringing beauty from it all...and most of all, we have confirmed that this is just a house, we can let it go if need be...I place my hope in Him, His plans never fail....

but those who hope in the Lord

    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31