I can only explain to you how I have experienced "hearing" from God because it is different for everyone. The only thing I think I know for sure is that it is not a lightening and thunderous moment where a ultra bright white bearded man walks out of the clouds with a giant staff in his hand.
That is only in the movies, or well if you were Moses.
For me, I have to be open. Open ears, open eyes, open heart.
I have got to quiet all of the worlds chatter and really the only time that happens is when I am in the shower or when I am running. For a runner, it is like when you are "in the zone" and it takes me about 8 minutes to get there with music blasting in my ears so I dont hear the huffing and puffing. Once that 8 minutes passes (praise the Lord!) then even if the music is blasting, I don't hear it, I hear from HIM. It is like being on cruise control and that is when the thoughts, ideas and answers come flushing through my head.
Am I freaking you out?
Do I sound cuckoo???
I am not cuckoo (hold your comments on that) I am just sharing because many have asked.
Again, don't get freaked out and think I have gone over the edge. I am just sharing and please also know that as I am running, I have my eyes on the road (so that nobody texting or talking almost hits me because it did almost happen BUT I will keep the name of the "housewife" to myself)
So how do I know if it is my mind talking jibberish or if it is God?
Well to be honest, because I have been listening to my own jibberish for so long, it has been hard for me to not listen to the jibberish in my head.
We girls, women, ladies are really good at listening to our our jibberish instead of focusing on the truth and heck, what is the truth?
Here is the truth.
READ it to yourself OUT LOUD right now.
you matter and so do I.
THAT IS THE TRUTH
Do not let anyone make you think different. IF someone is making you feel less than (including your own self) you are listening to the WRONG voice.