Updated: Mar 7, 2019
Being able to hear from God depends on the relationship you have with Him. And just like any other relationship, it’s progressive. The more time we spend with Him, the better we will become at hearing and understanding what He speaks to us.
A lot of people, even long-time Christians, struggle with knowing whether or not what they hear, think, or feel is from God and how to actually have a conversation with Him where He responds back to you. So here are some tips on accurately identifying God’s voice.
1. God will never do or say anything that contradicts what He’s already said. Now I know what you’re thinking…
“If I knew what He’s said already then I wouldn’t be trying to figure out what His voice sounds like!”
But the simple truth is that we all have access to every word God has ever said: the Bible! That’s why we call it the Word of God. That’s literally what it is!!
At the risk of sounding like your 100-year-old Sunday School teacher… you HAVE to read your Bible: there’s no way around it. It’s impossible to know whether or not you are hearing from God if you don’t read, study, and meditate on His word. You can’t compare what you’ve heard to the scriptures if you don’t know them.
If your eyes are getting heavy just thinking about studying the Bible, then click here for tips that’ll actually make you excited to read and study your Bible!!
2. Knowing God’s personality is also a huge part of knowing whether or not something you think, hear, desire, or feel is from Him. For instance, the Word says that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). So if you happen to be in a relationship where you are usually in some state of fear or worry, then God that can’t be telling you that this person is meant to be your husband or wife because He doesn’t even roll like that!