My guess is that if you thought you heard from God through an angel, you probably second guessed yourself and thought: what was that? Not in the sense of what just happened, but in the sense of “I’m not sure if I got that.”
But at the same time, you did get it! It’s sort of like seeing this sign.
You know what it means, but the language or method it sent you the message in was not normal.
I don’t know about you, but that’s how I hear from God sometimes. No, not in Spanish – although that would make it easier. But sometimes I just sense that I know what God is telling me even though I never hear him speak audibly. I can just feel that I know I’m doing something wrong, or that He wants me to do something a different way.
Sure, it would be great if God just spoke and said “do this.” That being said, I do believe that God does speak to us. I also believe that some (maybe many) of us don’t hear Him. Maybe, I’m wrong. But I know I don’t hear Him.
Why? I think I’m not there yet. Where? Close enough to God. I believe that most people that hear directly from God are either
- a) insane and just make it up, or
- b) so close in their relationship to God that they can clearly hear from Him (i.e. Billy Graham)
I think for the majority of us, we have to interpret what we feel, and then decide if its’ from God or from satan. So how do you know who it’s from?
This week during Coach’s Huddle at Soccer time, I asked the 6-8 year olds on my team: “How do you know if something you’re doing is good or bad.” Their simple answer: “if what you’re doing is good, then it’s a good thing. If what you’re doing is bad, it’s a bad thing.” I do believe that we know innately what is good and bad. After all, God designed us to know right from wrong.
So if you hear a little voice inside saying to do something, I honestly believe that you’ll know whether it’s from God or from satan.
The question is will you obey and do the right things, and turn away from the bad things?