How to hear God in the midst of doubt?
We read how Habakkuk realigned to hear from the Lord..
1 I will stand my watch And set myself on the rampart, And watch to see what He will say to me, And what I will answer when I am corrected.
2 Then the Lord answered me and said:
“Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.
4 “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith. (Habakkuk 2:1-4)
As we continue to study & meditate on Gods word.
Our wisdom & discernment starts to increase.
& reading Gods word allows us to align with His will & test what we hear is coming from God or not.
Here are 5 keys to hearing God:
#1 Meet with the Lord in prayer
"I will stand my watch"
Make it intentional to meet with the Lord in prayer.
#2 Look for God to speak
"And watch to see what He will say to me"
Expect God to speak, even if He doesn't in your time or your perspective.
Trust the Lord is moving and continue to keep your spiritual eyes open.
#3 Listen for the word of the Lord
"...He will say to me"
Listening allows us to not only hear, but to obey what God speaks.
Those who love Jesus must keep His commandments (John 14:15)
#4 Keep A Journal & Write It Down
"Write the vision, & make it plain on tablets"
When you believe it's from God, you should write it down.
Pray on it, meditate on it & really test if it's from the Lord.
#5 Wait for God to Bring It To Pass
"Thought it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, it will not tarry"
Patience is a fruit of the spirit.
Being patient & to trust God will do it, is a lot of faith!
Trust because it SHALL come to pass.
These are 5 keys to hearing Gods voice, testing Gods voice & knowing Gods voice!
Not all voices we hear are from the Lord.
Take this passage from Habakkuk & gain more wisdom with how the Lord shows up!