DISCERING GOD’S VOICE
How do you know if something is from God?
To be able to recognise His voice, you have to spend time with Him.
For example – I can be in the most crowded room, but if my mother calls my name, I am gonna know, without a doubt – that is my mother. Because I have spend so much time with her. I know her and I know her voice.
And how you spend time with God is getting your quiet time and reading the Bible, praying to Him and seeking His presence. And eventually you will become more and more familiar with His voice.
The Bible says if you draw near to God, He will draw near to you. James 4:8
He loves you and He wants to know you personally, so that He can guide your life.
God is the Creator of this whole Universe and He can speak to all of us, in many different ways.
Most of the time that God speaks to me is – through His Word. Sometimes He speaks through a messages from other people, directions in different situations.
But one of the main things that I noticed is – He speaks to my heart. It comes from the place of love and I have peace about whatever He is telling me to do.
And knowing this, you can identify which voice is NOT from God. If you are hearing the voice that is constantly tearing you down, saying – you are not good enough, you are not gonna be able to do this, and trying to get you focus on the things in this world, like money or approval from others, etc…
That’s the enemy who tries to block your thoughts and knock you off from your purpose.
All the enemy does is LIE for he is the father of lies.
And you need to recognise that, so you can reject that voice.
His voice does not come from the place of love and of truth.
God is not a God of confusion, he is a God of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:33
It will not be always easy to follow the Word of God.
Sometimes we will have to deny our flesh desires in order to be obedient to what God wants us to do.
And whatever He is asking us to do will ALWAYS bring us closer to Him. It will always point us back and glorify Him. It will stregthen our faith.
When God speaks, it will be in align with his Word. The Bible is standard of truth. The voice that you hear will line up with the Book, not contradict it.
So search for the Scriptures that speak about your situation, test every Spirit.
Next thing, when God is calling us for something, it will always be fruitful. Because we are called to produce fruit.
And the fruits of the Spirit are – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentlness and self-control.
Now maybe your question is: “What if you don’t know the outcome yet?”
That is, my friends, your chance to step out on faith.
That can be uncomfortable and scary, but that’s what the faith is.
We walk by faith and not by sight.
It’s confidence in what we hope for and assurance in that which we do not see.
If you feel like God is leading you into something, step out and do it.
This is your opportunity to show Him that He is the Lord over your life.
His purpose will always prevail.
The victory belongs to the Lord.
Pray for guidance and discernment. God listens to our prayers and cares about every details of our lives.
The Bible promises us that – whoever seek, will find.
Jesus said: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27 ♥