If you’re anything like me, you probably like to hear God for your daily situations. But have you ever felt stuck, not knowing what God is saying? Most of us can hear God for others, but when it comes to hearing for ourselves, we have trouble. This does not need to be the case. When you are not hearing God clearly, there are some things you can do to get things going.
I’ve been hearing God all my life, but didn’t always realize it was His voice. One of the biggest obstacles is discerning if what you hear is coming from yourself or from God. I can help you with that. I mention this all the time at my speaking events and in my training courses. But really, to hear God’s voice accurately, it requires that you journal and take specific steps to train yourself to discern.
“But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” Hebrews 5:14 NIV.
I take time each day to write down a few things that are happening in my life. This gets me to open my journal and record just simple things that are going on. This might include how I feel, my health, what’s going on in my life, or dreams I had last night. If you do this, it will be easier for you to record when you hear God. Sometimes just being in your journal will jog your memory on things you may have forgotten.
Here’s a simple exercise to help you get started: Go back to the last time you remember hearing God clearly. Now write or journal a few paragraphs about how it felt. How did it come to you? Did you do something different? Did you act right away or did you wait? You will need to do this on a regular basis. Also, go back and look at times in the past when God has spoken to you and write a few bullet points about what happened afterwards. Journaling these things will train you to discern God’s voice.
Hearing God doesn’t have to be all that complicated. Children hear God already, but may not have a vocabulary for it. I recommend talking about what you are hearing from God with those around you, including your children. If you make the supernatural a natural part of your life, it will begin to increase. Whatever you do on a regular basis and focus on will become more clear and begin to grow.
These are some simple steps to help you hear God’s voice. I pray that you will hear him every day. Keep on writing and hearing.
– Doug Addison
Doug Addison is a prominent conference speaker captivating audiences with clean stand-up comedy and high energy prophetic messages which he has shared on television, radio and the internet for over a decade. Doug brings laughter, fun and a unique prophetic style while empowering people to transform their lives, discover their destiny and understand dreams, tattoos and piercings. His powerful messages stay with his audiences long after hearing him.