The Loudest Voice Wins

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

─ Galatians 2:20

Once again Lynn found herself in a shouting match with her husband, Jarrod. She paused and sat down on the edge of their bed. His last comment lost as her own thoughts shouted within her. I’m so tired of competing to be heard. Why does it feel like the loudest voice wins?

Jarrod stood motionless, uncertain of how to respond. “Did you hear what I said?” he asked, his voice still raised too high.

“No,” she admitted. “I got lost in my own head. Do you realize we are both shouting but neither of us are hearing the other one?” Her voice was barely above a whisper. Her husband dropped his defenses and sat down next to her.

“I don’t want to fight,” Jarrod confessed. “I want to be heard.”

“Me too,” Lynn said, taking his hand. “And I truly want to do life together and be a team.”

For many of us Christians, the loudest voice in our lives is not Jesus’ voice. To be like Christ, we must allow Him to have the loudest voice – or the strongest influence in our lives every day.

Today’s One Thing

Are you fighting to be heard? What can you do today to ensure that Jesus’s voice is the one you hear and follow above all others?


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