God is speaking to you. Are you listening?
If you attend a large party and dozens of guests are milling around, talking with each other, laughing it up, telling stories, elbowing for attention and raising their voices to compete with other partiers, you must focus on listening to the person you want to hear to hear them. The noise level in the room may be so high, that it’s difficult to hear the words of someone standing in front of you.
The same rule applies to hearing God’s voice.
At times, there might be competing voices in consciousness for attention. Voices of fear, worry, anxiety, false belief and anger muddy perspective and lead to confusion, uncertainty, and doubt. If we stay in this muddied state of thought, we may not be sure which way to turn and what decision to make.
To hear God’s voice, it helps to shut out the din of mortal mind and hone attention to divine Mind’s point of view. What is God saying? What does God want me to know? These are healthy questions to ask.
You know you’re hearing God’s voice by the effect it produces in your thinking. Concerns will resolve, fears will dissolve, peace settles in and takes over.
If there is any impatience, anger, resentment, self-righteousness, or contempt, then God isn’t being heard yet. Mortal mind still has the upper hand.
Keep praying. Keep listening. Humble mortal mind, shut it down, and stay focused on what God is telling you. His message will get through.
You know you’ve “arrived” when a deep peace settles in and the mental storms are gone. God’s voice has been heard.
“…You will see your teacher with your own eyes. Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left” Isaiah 30:20-21, NLT.