The wisdom to “lean not on your own understanding” holds much significance. It can be hard to know what voice to listen to, and this is an invitation to transcend the limitations of rational thinking and embrace a deeper connection with the mysteries of creation. Discerning “how to hear God’s voice versus your own voice” is a question many individuals have. To know God’s voice, we first need to know God’s words.
Like many people, I have asked myself this question: Is it my ego, or is it God’s will for me?
It is not exactly easy to answer that is it? However, I know that whenever I think that I have divine intuition, or what some people call “dowloads” of mystical information, I reach for the scriptures to find out if my inner voice coincides with God’s word for us, and Ithink this is a solid and real way to understand where the difference lies.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
God’s voice, consistent, stable, and peaceful, is as a guiding beacon while our own voice is the ever-changing narrative , one day it’s this and another day it’s that. A signature trademark of God’s voice is stability, calm, consistency, peacefulness. If one day you want to climb mount everest, the next you want to join a monastery in the Himalayas, and on the thrird day you want to get married settle down and have children, and every day keeps changing, you are likely not intune with God’s word. The changing narrative is a telltale sign of the ego chasing one pipedrem after the next. It is a pipdream because it vanishes as soon as it comes, and perhaps, later it reappears again. God’s voice is consistent.
“All things come to those who believe“, is an affirmatiion that is the Lords’s affirmation. Use God’s written words as the measure of wich voice to listen to. Discerning God’s unwavering voice amidst the flux of your own thoughts is a skill. “And who is a rock, besides our God“
He only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken
You might have heard the negative doubting voice called “the enemy”, and this is precisely how you should think of it. The negative voice, the fearful voice, this is “the enemy” and the stable, consistent, and peaceful voice, that is God’s voice.
The changing narrative, and the negative doubter, that is not God’s voice.
The caution against the “fear of man brings a snare to the soul” should be your reminder that fear is not God’s voice, and this reminder for a conscious creators means to release all societal expectations and judgments. Recognize the entrapment of limiting beliefs, understand that God’s voice provides clarity beyond the influence of external pressures. God’s voice is unwavering steady guidance and the ever-changing, fear-based chatter is your own voice. God’s word say: ” For I have not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, and love and of a sound mind”.
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him–the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and strength, the Spirit of knowledge and fear of the LORD.
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.
But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might
All these things shall be added unto you
Drawing a parallel between pursuing materialistic dreams and simultaneously discovering their emptiness mirrors a common realization among manifesters. The pursuit of external goals often unveils a sense of emptiness, prompting a shift toward the deeper exploration of spiritual purpose and conscious creation. Recognizing the consistency of God’s voice in this exploration is the anchor, guiding you beyond the ephemeral nature of personal desires. All material desires lead to this discovery, be it changing your marriage for the better, or creating order in your finances. God’s voice is steady. “Seek first the kingdom, and all these things shall be added unto you”, and there is no sense of emptiness at the end of this, only a deeper love.
Looking for the rational
Similarly, the pursuit of knowledge may lead to the understanding that answers are found not only in intellectual pursuits but in the intuitive knowing of the heart.
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
The divine heart
The invitation to make a deliberate shift from head to heart, from thoughts to senses, It is a call to embody the desired reality, to feel the essence of manifested desires at a profound level. Recognizing the stable and peaceful nature of God’s voice within this embodiment eliminates the minds desire to manipulate and finagle, to intimidate with superior intelligence, and to dominate, none of wich are qualities needed for law of assumption, in fact they are a hindrance. “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.“
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts
Individuals have the innate ability to shape their reality through assumption (Law Of Assumption) and conscious manifestation. But we do not create anything, God creates, and it is already created. It is finished. We merely arrange and organize the creation. Understanding that you are co-creating with a divine force, and know that God’s voice is orderly, harmonious and organized, our voice can be chaotic, dramatic, inharmonious, disturpitve, and destructive.
“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.“
So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Listen to your heart
God is found in the heart. Discerning God’s voice from the myriad of internal narratives is a sacred practice, leading you towards the heart’s intuitive wisdom. God’s voice is not found in confusion, or in a delusional mind, it is a “still small voice” in our hearts.
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
But I am confused about…
Discerning God’s voice can be the compass, you need when you ask yourself “can I manifest this”, is this just my ego talking’, or “is it wrong to manifest…xyz…”, just look into what God’s words are, and lean on that, and not on your own understanding.
For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
Remember, as an old saying goes, “the beggar must leave his staff, and the king must leave his castle.” you sometimes have to leave your beliefs behind, and accept that the truth is different from what you believe. Our beliefs about who we are can never enter the kingdom of God since beliefs are not truth; they must be abandoned.
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.
I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one