Who is speaking? God, satan, others or ourselves? We discern the voice of God as we know Him more and more. We recognize what doesn’t align with His character. As our personal relationship with Him progresses, we become acquainted with His voice.
It’s important to believe that we are His sheep and we hear His voice. The problem is that too many other voices try to silence His. The voice of the devil always tears us down–the voice of God always builds us up. It speaks forth lies about who God is and who we are. What others tell us come from their own understanding. Therefore, we should seek confirmation from the Lord. The focus of our own voice is self and comes with pride and self-righteousness.
Spending time in the Word of God, in worship and in prayer, helps us distinguish His voice from all the others and increases our faith. God speaks to us to lead us into the wonderful things He has prepared for us, step by step. He communicates His word, His will and His way to us, with love and patience. God is here and we can hear Him, from glory to glory!
John 10:27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”