Are you hearing God’s voice speaking into your life? Many people make this out to be a mystical, unattainable thing, reserved either for lunatics or great men of God. And then there are some people who think there is no difference between the two. I’m not speaking to that person—I am speaking to the person who would like to hear from God, but is struggling.
I have personally been able to hear from God a lot better lately, and I’ve been wondering occasionally what is different. What I’ve discovered is that hearing from the supernatural realm happens all the time by default, without us even trying—we’re wired for it. The problem is, most of us are hearing from the powers of darkness because of some access we’ve given them.
We don’t recognize we are hearing from the enemy because his voice becomes so familiar to us that we think these thoughts are just our own. But we are really not that powerful. We must come to grips with the fact that we are spiritual vessels for one kingdom or the other.
However, there can be an illumination within our minds from the Holy Spirit, exposing these powers of darkness, disguised as our own twisted thinking. As we get these glimpses, we can then take these thoughts captive, and eradicate them by putting them under the blood of Jesus. This is part of the process of bringing darkness to light, and being transformed by the renewing of our mind.
As God has given me grace to go through this process, I have found that part of the effect has been that as the voice of the enemy becomes more distant, God’s voice becomes clearer. As I mentioned above, we are always hearing from the spiritual realm—that is not the problem. The problem is, we fail to let God’s voice penetrate through the noise the enemy has put in our heads.
There are some external factors as well: The music we listen to, the people we allow to influence us, and what we allow to entertain us.
Romans 12:2—Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Sometimes we perceive the world as being external, but it can be within as well. So exterminating the powers of evil in our lives, both internally and externally, is a key to discovering the will of God according to this verse. So as we go through this process of removing darkness through the power of light, we are making room for God’s voice.