4 ways to grow in hearing God's voice

faith spiritual growth May 04, 2022
Hearing God's voice

Have you ever wanted to be more confident in hearing God's voice, but maybe were afraid to let anyone know?

I remember when I felt like every Christian knew how to talk with God but me.

I thought I would be judged or feel stupid if anyone knew I was clueless.

Like, maybe I missed the Sunday school class when people taught that sort of thing since I didn't grow up attending church.

In fact, one of my first experiences with church were visiting with a friend's family and the children's classes were pop quizzes on Bible trivia and races to find a verse when I didn't even know who Jesus was. I hated this type of church culture because I felt ignorant and excluded.

It actually wasn't until I was 32 when I began to learn under mentoring how to recognize the ways God "speaks"...and that it's okay to not always know for certain!

Many adult Christians are afraid of feeling ignorant and excluded on the topic but too afraid to ask.

If this is you, I want to help you not feel that way any more.

We are actually hardwired to know His voice. We just need a little guidance in recognizing how He communicates with us.

Here are 4 tips to build your confidence:

  1. Believe that He speaks all the time to you (John 10:27). Read passages in the Bible that show how God speaks to people.
  2. Ask someone to mentor you and get around a healthy faith community (Proverbs 1:5). It's common to confuse your own thoughts that are actually coming from Him and other believers can help you know the difference.
  3. Read your Bible. You'll get to know the character and nature of God and discern His will. God speaks through His written word (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12).
  4. Discover the ways He communicates with a class. This is a great way to know what the Bible says while also acting on what you learn through practical exercises (Hebrews 5:14).

If you would like extra support, we have resources for adults and families.

Check out our "God Speaks" training for families, or click reply and let me know if you would like 1:1 or group mentoring for yourself.