Many times you ask God to speak to you, but if He does not respond with a specific word, you still have to live your daily life. You make decisions every day, and He does not dictate every little choice you make. When you do not get a rhema (spoken word) from God, you need to use wisdom to make good choices. He expects you to handle some issues on your own. You should not always require a “big word” from God.
For example, if you want to buy something and wonder if you should, the first obvious question you need to ask yourself is, “Can I afford it?” If not, then wisdom would say, “Don’t buy it!” The audible voice of God is not needed when wisdom is already shouting the truth. You need to be mature enough to do what you already know is right.
The Work of Patience
Any time you become frustrated and start trying to make things happen on your own, it is a sure sign you are not being patient with God. You need to practice waiting on God and let Him do what He wants to do, in His way and time. The best definition of patience I have ever heard is “to be constant or to be the same all the time, no matter what is going on”. Patience is not merely waiting; it is how you act while you are waiting.
The hardest thing most of us will ever have to do as Christians is wait on the Lord. You will undoubtedly have to wait on many things during your lifetime. Waiting is not optional. But, it is during the waiting periods of life that the most powerful things will happen within you.