58 Lord, you are my lawyer! Plead my case! For you have redeemed my life. 59 You have seen the wrong they have done to me, LORD. Be my judge, and prove me right. 60 You have seen the plots my enemies have laid against me. LORD, you have heard the vile names they call me. You know all about the plans they have made — the plots my enemies whisper and mutter against me all day long. Look at them! In all their activities, they constantly mock me with their songs. Lam 3:58-63NLT
Do you notice how subtle the enemy is? Here in Lamentations the authors says “the plots my enemies whisper of mutter against me all day long”. It is the subtle things the enemy resorts to in order to throw us off track. Satan tries to divert our attention away from our Generals commands.
Whispering is quiet and stealth in nature, muttering contains a lack of clarity. Muttering will let you hear something but you may not be sure exactly what it is. This usually happens in the midst of a battle where there is plenty of other clatter so when he mutters or whispers it is subtle. This in not how the Lord operates.
When you are focused on Him, He speaks clearly and amplifies into our hearts the promise He has given us. The Lord directs us in battle with Loud, clear and concise commands for action. You see the Lord is Confident in His (and ours) battle plan, the enemy is fighting a losing battle and becomes stealth in nature since he is speaking in a defeated language.
I have learned that the only true control I have in life is the pursuit of his presence. I alone am the only one who controls my passion to be near to Him. I also know that if I am in this position the Lords amplified commands more than drown out the enemies subtle mutterings. Only I can stay focused and plugged into His heart, which is the amplifier of Life.
And if you leave God’s paths and go astray, you will hear a Voice behind you say, “No, this is the way; walk here.”
Isa 30:21 TLB