Believers must learn to hear God’s voice if they are ever going to realize their God-given purpose. To fulfill your destiny, you must be willing to remove anything that hinders you from
hearing from God. Once you remove the barriers, God is free to lead you
into abundant living.

  1. The true sheep will hear the voice of the Shepherd and will be led by Him (John 10:1-5).
    1. True sheep will not follow a stranger’s voice, only God’s.
    2. When the Lord is your Shepherd, you will not lack (Psalm 23:1, AMP).
    3. God will speak to you in specific details, not just vague impressions.
    4. You must expect to hear God’s voice and then follow it.
    5. You must know His voice to keep you from the dangers lurking in the world.
    6. God speaks to you every day; however, if your receiver is clogged up, you won’t hear His instructions.

  2. Unbelief hinders your ability to hear from God.
    1. Unbelief fosters a distrust of God, which causes you to waver and leads to doubt (Romans 4:20, AMP).
    2. An unbelieving heart turns you away from God and shuts you off from His promises (Hebrews 3:12, 19, AMP).
    3. If you don’t believe what God says, then His Word won’t work for you.
    4. You must trust God even if you can’t see how His promises will come to pass or if they don’t manifest in the way that you had planned.

  3. An undeveloped spirit hinders your ability to hear from God.
    1. God leads and guides you through your spirit.
    2. Don’t be more developed in your emotions than you are in your spirit, allowing them to take over and lead your life.
    3. God wants your spirit to be whole so that He can lead you; therefore, you must develop it (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24).
      1. You develop your spirit by studying and obeying the Bible, praying in the Holy Spirit (in tongues), worshiping God through singing or praying
        in tongues and then listening to His voice.
    4. God’s Word is the connection to manifestation; therefore, you must fill your spirit with the Word.
    5. To be a successful Christian, you must know how to hear from God for yourself.

  4. A spirit of deafness hinders your ability to hear from God.
    1. Having unforgiveness opens you up to tormentors.
    2. Your heart stops hearing when you focus on painful memories.
    3. Anger, jealousy, bitterness, resentment and malice grieve the Holy Spirit and block your ability to hear (Ephesians 4:26-27, 30-31).

  5. A calloused conscience hinders your ability to hear from God.
    1. You become insensitive when you constantly ignore your conscience to do what your flesh wants to do.
    2. Your conscience is the voice of your spirit, and God leads you through your spirit.
    3. Every time you disobey the Spirit of God, it becomes harder and harder to hear His voice when He speaks to you.

  6. Neglect hinders your ability to hear from God.
    1. When you neglect prayer, Bible study and fellowship with God, it affects your thoughts, actions, habits, character and destiny, because
      you are no longer aligned with God and His Word.
    2. If you want to fulfill your destiny, you must ensure that your mindset and decisions line up with His Word.

Scripture References:

  • John 10:1-5
  • Psalm 23:1, AMP
  • Romans 4:20, AMP
  • Hebrews 3:12, 19, AMP
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
  • Ephesians 4:26-27, 30-31

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Redeemed Church