How can we discern God’s voice amidst so many others crying for our attention? Here’s a litmus test that never fails: God’s voice speaks truth and life. Makes sense, right? After all, Jesus Christ was God in flesh, and He declared Himself to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He will never speak words contrary to who He is.
Here’s an example. I’ve met countless Christian women (of all ages) whose behavior tells me they lack a healthy understanding of their personal worth. Some are controllers—the fear of inadequacy prompts them to manipulate circumstances and other people.
Some are timid. Their fear of inadequacy and failure leaves them easily threatened by confident women and scared to make decisions.
Some are boisterous and loud, trying to mask insecurities with laughter and jokes. And some are painfully shy, scarcely making eye contact in conversation.
A heart-to-heart talk with each woman would reveal a common denominator: A voice in their head is telling them that they have nothing to offer. It’s whispering a lie—“You’re not good enough. Try harder.” It’s saying that they don’t matter, no one cares, and no one loves them.
Are these words true? Absolutely not. God’s Word reassures us that there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). It says He delights in us (Zephaniah 3:17), and His presence in us gives reason to not be afraid (Joshua 1:9). When we compare the message they’re hearing with the Truth, we know the voice they hear doesn’t belong to God.
God speaks truth and life. When we hear inner whispers telling us anything otherwise, we need to put them through this filter: Is what I’m hearing true? Is what I’m hearing life-giving?
I’d like to hear from you. What do you think—was this helpful? Would you like me to write more about hearing the voice of God?
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