Do you agree that hearing God would solve all your problems faster and better?
What then would you give to hearing God speak with you daily and help you make wise choices?
If you said anything, then give me the next 10 minutes to help you solve the mystery of hearing God once and for all.
You want to get married but you don’t know who. The mistake of marrying the wrong person floods your mind. As a Christian, you don’t want a divorce after marriage. Hence hearing God for marriage is very critical.
You want to know what you should be doing now. Your purpose is not clear and you wish the heavens can open and an angel appears and tells you what you should be doing and how to go about it.
These are genuine concerns. And God knows about it. But the problem is that you have relegated hearing God to a mystic experience.
Hearing God is not that complicated.
As a matter of fact, God spoke to you more than once since you started reading this post but you most likely considered it as another random thought.
The problem is in waiting for a voice from the outside. That’s risky. Because demons can also speak to you from the outside.
Today you don’t have to wait for a voice from the outside. The Father, through His Spirit, speaks to you from the inside.
It is an internal guiding system. And you have been using this guiding system without knowing it.
Brace yourself as I show you how to know the leading of God and following it.
Hearing God starts and ends from the inside.
The problem with most new covenant believers is that they live with the old covenant belief system.
In the old covenant, the Holy Spirit wasn’t resident in anyone. He came upon kings, priest, and prophets.
And after speaking through them, He leaves them and they continued walking as mere men.
In the new covenant, the Holy Spirit lives in you.
He dwells in your and is there to help you with everything you would ever ask Him. Remember, everything you ask Him!
If this is true, as it is, why then have you relegated hearing God to certain people?
It is because you consider yourself not qualified to have the Spirit of Christ in you.
What you ought to know is that you have the Spirit if the Living God in you and all the directions and guidance you will ever need is already inside of you. You only have to train yourself to know and follow Him (more on this later).
So it is wrong for you to wait for people to tell you what God said about a situation you are going through.
Any prophet or man who claims to have heard God on your behalf, should confirm what you already know.
This was the case with the apostle Paul and the prophet Agabus. Paul knew what was waiting for him in Jerusalem before the prophet spoke. So it was no surprise that the Apostle already made up His mind on following Gods will instead of the misguided prophecy from the prophet.
You have the Spirit of God in you. Discerning His direction and guidance happens inside you. Sharpen your discernment by spending time with your Bible and praying in the spirit.
Don’t delegate your relationship with the Father to another man. You are a son/daughter of God. Act like one.
You are one spirit with the Lord.
But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:17 KJV
Your relationship with the Holy Spirit is like a marriage. Your spirit and the Spirit of the Father is one.
Hence when you have an important decision to make, all you need do is ask. And follow what your spirit says.
So let’s say you want to know who you have to marry.
But before answering that question let me makes this very clear to you.
There is no one perfect person created in the universe for you.
When it’s time to get married, the Father gives you options and also guides you in making the decision from within. So before anyone prophesies about a husband or a wife to you, you have been considering marrying that person.
Also, you have to desist from the thoughts that there is no one out there to marry. If you desire to marry, ask the Lord in prayer and trust Him to bring you a spouse.
Now let me prove to you that you God leaves the choice of a partner to you, contrary to the so-called “will of God” mentality.
The daughters of Zelophehad
Zelophehad was an Israelite that died without a son.
Under the Law, his possession belonged to other close relatives because he didn’t have a son to inherit his estate.
But His daughters demanded their father’s inheritance to pass to them. When this matter came to Moses, he took it to the Lord and the Lord replied;
This is the thing which the Lord commanded concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry to whom they think best; only to the family of the tribe of their father shall they marry. Numbers 36:6
Zelophehad’s daughters would have access to his estate if they married from their father’s tribe. And they had the liberty to choose anyone they liked.
When it came to making a choice of whom to marry, the Lord gave these women a choice. They chose whoever they thought best.
So contrary to the popular opinion that God chooses for you, scriptures have it that you can choose who think is the best for you.
Hence the whole charade of hearing God for marriage will not be necessary for you if you maintained a consistent fellowship with Father.
Because when it is time to choose whom you think is the best, hearing God would have already been sorted. Hearing God, in the case of choosing a life partner, is simple when you have a consistent fellowship with Him.
This part of scripture is from the old testament and since a matter is established in the mouth of two or three witnesses, I will give you another verse from the new testament.
Apostles Paul’s advice to the Corinthian church.
Like the church today, the Corinthian church had questions about marriage and how to choose.
Again the apostle made it very clear that the decision does not lie with God. He gives you the right to choose who you would spend your life with. Here is how the apostle puts it…
The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband is dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 7:39
Same theme for both verses. You can marry whoever you wish to as long and they are believers.
The only condition the Lord specifies is that “you must marry a believer”. Every other thing is secondary.
I made all the points above to say – stop fussing about missing it in marriage. You will know if you are not supposed to marry someone.
The Spirit in you will tell you. A quick way to know this is to check if you have peace about marrying this person or not.
Everything might look good on the outside, but what does your heart say to you?
Remember that you are one spirit with the Lord. I would advise you commit that verse of scripture to heart.
The Spirit of the Father will either give you peace or take away your peace when it comes to settling down with someone.
If you have peace and the outside looks unsure, let your peace guide you.
But if everything on the outside looks great and you don’t have peace about it, then be very careful.
Let the peace of God guide you.
I have made reference to the peace of God without given you bible verses with it.
The reason I make this emphasis is that this same peace will guide you to know what you should focus on as a career in fulfilling your purpose.
But the comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:26-27 KJV
The Holy Spirit can teach you anything if you let the peace of God reign in your heart.
Now, how do you feel about the line of work you have chosen?
Are you at peace with yourself or do you sense you might regret your choice in 20 years time?
God created you with a passion for something. All you need do is to find what it is and follow your dreams.
The problem is that you are wondering how you can make a profit from your passion.
This is easier than you think it is. The answers you need lies in the pages of business books and literature.
The way it happened to me was that I stopped enjoying my work although I was good at it. I walked away from a promotion because of dissatisfaction from the inside. I didn’t see the full picture. But I knew it was time to follow my heart.
Like Tullian Tchividjian said…
It has taken me 46 years, but I am now convinced that one of the best things God does for us is to keep us from knowing anything beyond the next step.
You have to trust God enough to lead you one step at a time.
If you enjoy what you do and have all the fulfillment you think you need please carry on even if it gets harder.
Working in your passion doesn’t guarantee a smooth ride, but it gives you much fulfillment while you enjoy the journey.
Remember the heavens will not open and an angel will not come down. In hearing God for your purpose you have to trust God and let His peace guide you.
The summary of all that I have written is that hearing God is easier when you have a consistent fellowship with Him.
If you hear an information for the first time from another source, instead of what you already know within, then you are not taking your fellowship with the Spirit of God serious.
This is not about attending church. Although that is very important.
It is about spending time to read the Bible and pray in the spirit.
As you do this, you build yourself to following His Spirit.
Also, when it comes to choosing a life partner, the Father lets you make the choice. The problem is that you’ve not taken time to know the way of the Father. This makes you uncertain when you have to make a choice.
This also result in allowing other people who you consider spiritual to hear from God on your behalf.
Don’t be like that! Don’t delegate your rights to the throne of Grace to others.
Your purpose is already in you.
What would you do for free for the rest of your life without receiving payment?
For me, it is writing/talking/teaching about Jesus and creating courses that help people know more about their saviour.
I can do that for free. But my courses and books are not free.
You have to find that one thing you love and also find a way for that one thing to bring money to you.
Remember, always let the peace of God rule your heart.
How do you hear from God when you want to make decision? Please share in a comment below.