“My sheep recognize my voice. I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27 (MSG)
I think for many people it can sometimes be intimidating to try to discern God’s voice or determining if we are hearing from God or not. At times it can be frustrating to distinguish “Is that God talking to me?” However, there are some ways that we can differentiate between God’s voice vs the devil’s voice...
1️⃣ First, know that BOTH God and the devil will talk to you.
2️⃣ Secondly, because you will hear both voices, it is imperative that you learn to discern the difference between God’s voice vs the devil’s voice.
3️⃣ Next, to discern God’s voice vs the devil’s voice you need to know the character of both in order to help you distinguish between the two. When you understand the nature of God and then the nature of Satan, then you will be able to know the ways they will speak and the kinds of things they would and wouldn’t say. To know the character of God, you merely need to spend time in his word (reading the Bible). Satan’s character will most usually be the opposite of God’s.
4️⃣ Finally, as you learn the difference between God’s voice vs the devil’s voice, follow and obey God’s voice and combat the devil’s voice with God’s truth. If you ARE hearing the devil’s voice, combat the devil’s lies with God’s truths. Find a scripture that nullifies the lie you are hearing. Write it down. Say it. Repeat it.