How to Know When God is Speaking to Us

Yesterday I shared a time when God was speaking to me. Today I want to help you determine how do you know it is God speaking?

1. God’s way takes us out of our comfort zones so that we cannot do it on our own strength. I was confident as a teacher of God’s word and a speaker. I am still not as confident about my writing. He brought me down this writing road to force me to rely on Him. (FYI I cannot spell well at all. Grammar and I are not friends. Yet this is the road God is having me travel so I must rely on Him).

2. His way is often much bigger than our way. My aim was to reach the women of my church, God’s aim was to reach a much wider audience for His glory. For some His aim may be smaller. If you are constantly thinking grand scale, He may be telling you to be faithful in the little things first.

3. God never contradicts His word. God will never call you to do something that is contrary to His word. My husband was not on board with my original plan. When I shared with him about God calling me to write a book and speak and do this blog, my husband was and continues to be my greatest supporter. God’s word tells wives to submit to their husbands, if I hadn’t submitted, I would have missed God’s calling on my life.

4. God is not wishy-washy nor uncertain. He is plain in His direction and plan. We often wonder what we should do and one day we seem to get signs to do X and the next day we get signs to do Y. Friends realize that means God is not speaking to you. God will give you a clear answer in His time. Wait to make a decision until you get His clear answer. It is ok to wait to make a decision. God may have you wait years before you make a final decision. That is ok because when it is time to make a decision, He will give you clear direction.

What are some other ways we can know it is God speaking to us? Share with me your experiences or things that have helped you know it is God and not something else.

I can’t wait to hear from you!

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12 Responses to How to Know When God is Speaking to Us

  1. D2 says:

    I’ve found that whenever I face a dilemma, there are times someone in my life will say or do something that reveals an answer from God. Some people call it “coincidence,” but I know God was speaking to me. And the person revealing that answer often has no idea of the problem you’re facing.

  2. Not unlike D2, I become more confident that I’ve heard from God when I receive confirmation. I’m a bit of a dummy, so God will usually confirm a message several ways for me. I’ll hear the same thing during sermons that are preached, from Godly friends, when I spend time in the Word, in songs I listen to, books I read, and more!

  3. Cheryl Smith says:

    Absolutely on target and such encouraging reminders.

    Welcome to The High Calling!

  4. HT says:

    Angela, this was a great message for me.  Many times I have struggled, wishing I knew if God was speaking to me, wondering if I would recognize what his plan was for me.  I wonder no more, just as you said, when He spoke to me it was so very clear, no question or doubt.  He brought me to a place I needed to be in order to be open to hear Him.

  5. Beth S. says:

    I subscribed to your blog on RSS so it could be sent to my Google reader (I read them from my Kindle while I am out and about, waiting in lines and such). However, the complete post doesn’t come through, just a snippet.  Can this be changed? Please?

    • Anonymous says:

      I am sorry that is a problem. Yes I can change that for you. Some days the feed will just be a link to You Tube though for my vlogs. I will try to get it changed for tomorrow. Blessings!

  6. Taylor Davis says:

    Luckily for me, grammar, spelling, and I are all friends. Although, I’m really bad socially.

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