When we first attempt to hear God’s voice, it’s kind of confusing. We hear or we think we hear God in certain situations, we’ll hear the desires of our flesh, and we’ll hear the voice of Satan. There’s an elimination process we can do to truly know we’re hearing God.

If it’s Satan’s voice, it will totally oppose God’s Word. For instance, if we hear a voice telling us to rob a bank, that’s not God because His Word tells us not to steal (Exod. 20:15). The desires of our flesh oppose God’s Word too, but it’s a little more subtle (Rom. 8:7). The flesh will tell us have that second helping of dessert even though we know we’re full. The flesh will tell us to “get high” because there’s no scripture that says we can’t. The flesh tag teams with Satan to provide logical reasons as to why we should do something a particular way.

When we hear God’s voice, there’s an inner peace (Col 3:15). We may be tempted to worry about the process or the outcome, but that’s something we know we should be doing. Our flesh and Satan will scream reasons as to why God’s way is stupid or illogical, but the more we resist Satan and follow-through with hearing God’s voice, the better we’ll become. Eventually, we’ll easily hear God’s voice for every decision we’ll make in life.

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: