Ssshhhh; did you hear that? Did somebody say something? God – was that you?
Have you ever Heard him audibly? I mean with your ears like you would with any other person? Well in my 43 years I’ve never.
Some people appear to be more prone to hearing the voice of God, while others like me simply are left scratching their heads!
Have you ever heard someone say well I was talking to the Lord the other day and I said Lord…..And he said…. Like there was some instant exchange in conversation! REALLY??
I can’t question the way some hear from the Father but I also can’t get wrapped up into thinking I have not hit some spiritual epiphany due to lack of maturity.
Never-the-less He does speak to me. It’s just not by a whisper in my ears….
Learning the process of being sure if what I’m being told or instructed has taken quite a bit of time, patience and practice! There have been times during my walk that I felt so sure he was speaking to me and I couldn’t have been more wrong! Some of those moments left me severely discouraged, disappointed and wondering if I have what it takes to hear his voice.
How can you be sure?
I have learned over a course of time to listen for his direction with my spirit and not the flesh of my ears.
I ask myself a series of questions to serve as confirmation that the instruction or leading is indeed from him:
1. Does the instruction line up with his word complimenting scripture?
2. Am I being lead out of my comfort zone? (His will vs. my own)
3. Am I being Urged to stop trying to be in control? (Whoa this is a biggie for me!)
4. Will what I am hearing benefit anyone besides myself? (Complete selflessness!)
His voice seems to become clearer to me the more I pray, fast, read his word and consider the good of others.
Are you hearing from God? If so how are you sure that it’s him and not your own subconscious mind? Please do share! I am still growing in this area!
In the meantime, Happy Listening!