God has called you for a purpose and you must seek to find out what that purpose is with all your heart. When you answer the call, you need to spend time with the Lord, praying, reading and studying the scriptures and fellowshipping with Him. By doing this you will become sensitive to the Holy Spirit and hear when He speaks to you in your spirit and in your heart. Many new Christians find it difficult to know when the Holy Spirit is speaking to them. This is also true of some Christians who have been with the Lord for quite some time. The reason for this is because your spirit is not yet trained to hear His voice.
The way to train your spirit to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit is firstly to have an insatiable appetite for the Word of God, studying the Bible, knowing it and living it, allowing it to saturate your spirit. Remember new babes in Christ need to be fed with ‘milk’ which is the Word of God. Secondly, you will need to spend much time in prayer which conditions your spirit to be able to receive from God, inspirations, visions, knowledge and the purpose for your life. It is a must that you spend real quality time with God to find out what His perfect will is for you. You have a great God, who creates greatness, so don’t settle for average by refusing to spend time with Him, He did not call you to be average, you were already average before He called you. He called you for greatness!
Sometimes you will hear God speaking very clearly in your spirit and other times you will be uncertain if it’s really Him speaking to you or your own thoughts. Also, remember there is a third person that can and do invade our thoughts, yes Satan can and will do that so it is important to know who is speaking to you. When I want to hear the Lord clearly, especially when I have asked the Lord for guidance or am waiting on Him for an answer to a prayer; I will take myself away from all distractions and spend real quality ‘me time’ with Him. I switch off the television, shut down the laptop, mute the phone and take myself off to a private corner to speak to the Lord. “Lord I know you are speaking to me but I can’t hear you clearly. Please let me know beyond a doubt what you are saying to me or what you want me to do.” Whatever you want to know from the Lord, just ask Him and learn to listen when He speaks to you.
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