Thursday, May 15, 2008

10 Things That Prevent You From Hearing The Voice Of God

Sup peeps! I know I would normally have my encouraging blogs on my inspirational blog page, but I really wanted everyone to read this, so therefore as you can see it's on my main blog. I really feel this is important and after I read this, I knew it was for me....and I hope you get a lot out of it as I did. If we Christians could get this down packed we would have it going on!!! So I pray that each individual that reads this will be able to better manage their life and genuine walk with God, and may God bless them and prosper them in every way. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!

1. Lack of study—When you fail to study the
Word of God, you will hear all different types of
things except for the voice of God. You become
more prone to making impulsive decisions
because you are not sensitive to the will of God.
2. Lack of prayer—You must fellowship with
God in prayer in order to hear what He has to
say. People who do not have a prayer life are
constantly taking on new projects without
finishing the old ones first. This is because they
are playing a guessing game with God instead
of actually hearing what He has to say.
3. Low self-esteem—People with low self
esteem often do not expect God to speak to
them. So even when He does say something,
they shun it as their own imagination. There
must be an expectancy on your part in order to
realize the will of God as an active force in your
4. Lending your ear to too many ungodly
sources—This will cause you to hear nothing
except a lot of bad advice.
5. Always telling God how to answer your
prayers—While it is a good idea to put specific
requests before the Lord, it is not always a good
idea to tell God how to answer. Often, when
you don’t get the answer that you were
expecting, you say that it wasn’t God speaking,
when actually it was.
6. Being too busy to listen.
7. Complaining when you should be
8. Reacting when you should be seeking.
9. Giving up too soon.
10. Being too stubborn to do things God’s
To hear the voice of God, you must be willing
1. Listen to what God has to say, even
when it is not what you would like to
2. Fellowship with Him and build a
3. Study the Word of God so that when a
contrary voice tempts you to do
something that does not line up with
scripture, you will immediately
recognize it.
4. Pray for discernment.
5. Build your faith. You build your faith by
acting upon God’s instructions. Faith
without works is dead. (James 2:26)
6. Shield yourself from those with negative
ways of thinking.

How to Discern When Individuals Are
Operating Contrary to the Will of God:
1. They become evil in the pursuit of their
2. They tear down more relationships than what
they build.