How to Hear God’s Voice and Not Your Own (or Others’)

i hear voicesHow do I know it’s GOD speaking, and not ME speaking? How do I know it’s the voice of GOD, and not the voice of the enemy? These are valid questions because 2 Corinthians 11:14 says, “…Satan disguises himself as an angel of light…” which means it will sometimes be difficult to discern between the voice of God and the voice of Satan.

In John 10:4 & 5, Jesus says His sheep know His voice, and they follow Him, but they also do NOT follow the stranger and run away from him because they do NOT know the stranger’s voice. That means, it’s not enough just to know the Shepherd’s voice, but we must also be unacquainted with the voice of the enemy!

Adam and Eve spent time hearing God’s voice in face-to-face encounters, but it wasn’t enough just knowing what God said. Adam and Eve knew God’s words, but they entertained the enemy! Likewise, our Bible helps us to know what God said! But it’s NOT enough to just know your Word. You have to defamiliarize yourself with the voice of the enemy!

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Gratitude Challenge Day 3: Sweetness and Suffering


3 Things I’m grateful for — Day 3:

1. God’s voice — sweet
2. God’s choice — sovereign
3. God’s noise –suffering 

C.S. Lewis said, “God whispers to us in our pleasures…but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” God’s voice can be so sweet, so gentle. Yet, when needed, He uses noise — suffering — to steer us in the right direction. I’m grateful for the sweetness of His voice and the sovereignty of HIS choice to use the noise. Any which way He has to, He has me. Join me in this challenge; feel free to tag or link me! Post 3 things per day for 7 days.

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