Pastor John Bevere recently shared about 5 major hindrances to hearing God’s voice and why believers can’t hear Him.
Hearing God’s Voice
For a believer, God’s Word is our lifeline. As it says in Scripture, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God’” (Matthew 4:4, ESV).
The good news is, God willingly speaks to people who diligently seek Him. His words and instructions are not hidden from us, but need to be sought to be heard.
Pastor John Bevere wrote, “If God seems silent to you, it could be that there are things hindering you from hearing His voice.”
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He then shared the common 5 major hindrances to hearing God’s voice.
“We’re distracted when our attention isn’t focused on the right thing. This is the most common blocker to hearing God’s voice.”
2. Competing Voices
“These voices come in the form of screens, work, relationships, media, and more. God rewards those who diligently – not casually – seek Him. We must actively make room to spend time with God.”
3. An Unprepared Heart
“When your heart is filled with fear and anxiety, God’s voice will become stifled. Spending time in Scripture and prayer will keep our hearts sensitive to God’s voice.”
4. A Heart That Isn’t Neutral
“When we desire something more than God, it’s nearly impossible to hear His voice and follow His direction.”
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5. Deliberate Disobedience
“Sin hardens our hearts, and when our hearts are hard, our ears are closed. The good news is that our hearts are softened through repentance. It gives us eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart to understand.”
It is not too late to ask for God’s forgiveness for allowing these hindrances to stop you from hearing God. From this day forward, it is our prayer that you will be vigilant and more aware of His voice above anything else.
“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Joshua 1:8, NIV).
Reference: John Bevere