I hear over and over again from friends, family, and even congregation members, how will I know HIS voice? How do I hear the voice of GOD? What does it sound like? I don’t know if GOD talks to me. I remember thinking the same thing during my early years. With all of the “enlightened” church folk with the GOD told me this and GOD told me that, I used to feel like whoa I can’t wait until He becomes audible to me too.
I have even slipped up a time or two (very few times but still on occasion) when I said GOD told me… and I really catch myself when I say that because what I mean is that GOD spoke to my SPIRIT. Man doesn’t realize that there are VOICES TALKING TO HIM ALL DAY LONG. MANY MANY VOICES.
There is a saying in the word that my sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me. That would lead one to think that an audible speaking voice is what is being implied. But when you break down the meaning of the words in that scripture, and the etymology of the words there is so very much beauty of more than any simple implication of just an audible command.
I would venture to say, and this is only MY OPINION and how it works for me… that our true measure of CALLED TO BE is done aeons (earth ages) before our ever coming to be. I have said in my previous writings that we are living this life backwards where the end of our journey has be pre-destinated as our purpose is for the ministry during the journey. That is why my entire life’s platform as a HUSTLE MAMA (Proverbs 31 Woman) is LIFE BY DESIGN and DREAMS BY MEASURE.
called to be, existing, being born. … The birthing of a ministry. The birthing of a soul’s purpose. The birthing of a destiny.
With all of these new found LIFE COACHES, RELATIONSHIP COACHES, MINISTERS, PREACHERS, and TEACHERS, it’s no wonder that people are very unaware or yet tuned out if you will to the VOICE OF GOD. How in the world could any of us know His voice among so very many voices constantly resounding in our ears? And let me not even begin to talk about the many voices of US. Yes, we all have multiple personalities within our person and yes each and every one of them have a voice and if I’m going to keep it real, each of them have their own face as well (LOL). If you don’t believe me I’ll just name a few… there’s the voice of reason, the voice of intelligence, the voice of pride, the voice of ego, the voice of shame, the voice of envy, the voice of confidence… need I go on?
So with all of the world’s influences (media, TV), church’s influences (leadership, fellow congregants), family and friends influences, and then un-healed past and traumatic influences it is no wonder that folks can’t seem to get themselves together.
For me, I learned how to HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD by learning His language. To recognize you must be fluent. In order to be fluent, you must study the WORD OF GOD for that is the language He speaks. I learned that the difference between HIS VOICE and all the other voices (yes including the heart’s voice and the mind’s voice smile) including our own (…lean not to your own understanding); is that His operates on a completely different frequency than all the others.
The only way to tune in to His frequency is through your SPIRIT. GOD speaks to His people through their SPIRIT. That is how He communicates. So when you are being held captivated by the ebb and flow of powerful and dynamic speakers who are completely charming and charismatic, remember that those are all things that are good for the person… but when GOD speaks it is all things good for the soul.
Once you develop the thirst for fluency you will realize that the language of GOD was something you thought you needed to learn, when in all actuality it was something you’ve known all along. He knew you from before the foundations of the world, calling you from your mother’s womb. You are not LEARNING the language of GOD nor DISCOVERING your purpose or destiny… you are REMEMBERING IT!