How To Listen To God in Silence for Guidance

As a man/woman of God you need moment of separation from those that you lead.

Abraham was separated away from his people as  to hear from God.

Moses received the 10 commandments when he was separated from his people while on the mountain

John The Baptist  spent most of his life in the wilderness before he could get to the people and run the mission he was called to.

Jesus spent 40 days in the desert and often prayed on the mountain by himself.

Paul started his great ministry after  spending time in the desert of Arabia in preparation for his calling.

As a leader you need to copy this examples of these great men. A time will come, or now is the time, when you will have to separate yourself away in order to hear and receive from God.
As a believer do you have a place where you withdraw to listen and hear from God? Do you have a personal room, or a place where you daily withdraw to  listen to God' s guidance.

I know God has the ability to speak to you at anyplace anywhere, but you may not have the ability to hear from God everywhere. You need a place where you can be a lone.
It doesnt matter what others will think of you when you have separated yourself. The benefits will be good to you and to those you will come into contact with. You are only answerable to your God when it comes to your calling.
As a leader you are a vessel of God. God uses you to reach others. Sometimes you may make your agendas God's agendas without knowing. You may think you know when you actually dont.
You need to withdraw to prayer, meditation and silence so that you can empty yourself to be filled by the spirit of God. This can be possible when you are alone, quiet and listening. 
This will happen when you sit, stand or walk in silence. When and where your thoughts plans and ideas are silent before God. And God the creator will reward you.
As a leader, and more important as a believer, you need this silent more often, especially in the morning when its quieter and your days events have yet to begin. Or it can be any time of the day, in the evening or late at night. Important is that you incorporate this in your life 
"But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you"  Matthew 6:6 
Important note: This message is not only to leaders, but also to all of us that believe.
Thank you and God Bless You

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