God is always speaking to us, but sometimes it can be difficult to hear His voice. We may be distracted by the noise of the world around us, or we may be struggling with our own doubts and insecurities.
However, there are things that we can do to make it easier to hear God’s voice and to avoid making mistakes. Here are 12 ways:
Spend time in prayer and Bible study.
Prayer and Bible study are two of the best ways to hear God’s voice. When we pray, we are opening up a conversation with Him, and when we study the Bible, we are learning about His character and His will for our lives.
Be still and listen.
God often speaks to us in a still, small voice. We need to be quiet and listen in order to hear Him. This may mean taking some time each day to be alone with God, or it may simply mean being mindful of His presence throughout the day.
When we obey God, we are opening ourselves up to His blessings and guidance. When we disobey Him, we are closing ourselves off from His voice.
Pride is a barrier to hearing God’s voice. When we are humble, we are willing to listen to God and to follow His lead.
God does not always speak to us immediately. Sometimes we need to wait patiently for His guidance.
The enemy can also try to speak to us, so we need to be discerning and to test everything against the truth of Scripture.
Ask for wisdom.
The Bible says that God gives wisdom to those who ask for it (James 1:5). So, we should ask God to help us to hear His voice clearly and to understand His will for our lives.
Seek godly counsel.
Sometimes, it can be helpful to seek counsel from a trusted friend, mentor, or pastor. They can help us to discern God’s voice and to make wise decisions.
Be open to change.
Sometimes, God may ask us to do something that we don’t want to do. We need to be willing to step outside of our comfort zone and to obey Him, even when it’s difficult.
God is our loving Father, and He always has our best interests at heart. We can trust Him to lead us in the right direction.
Even when we don’t hear God’s voice immediately, we should not give up. We should continue to pray, to study the Bible, and to be obedient.
When we are grateful for God’s blessings, we are opening ourselves up to His voice. We should take some time each day to thank God for all that He has done for us.
If we follow these 12 tips, we will be more likely to hear God’s voice and to avoid making mistakes. God loves us and wants to lead us in the right direction. So, let’s make a commitment to spending time with Him, listening to His voice, and obeying His commands.
Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,