Here’s an excerpt from my new book,
Renegade: Your Faith Isn’t Meant To Be Safe.
Ask pastors what questions they receive most, and “How do I hear God’s voice?” will be near the top of the list. It’s a good question, because deriving direction from God, getting his guidance, receiving a word from the Lord is critical if we’re going to do what he wants us to do. But why is it so difficult? Let me suggest that often times we don’t really want to hear from God. We think we do, but we don’t. And one of the things that keeps us from living the renegade life is only listening when God tells us something we want to hear. Think about this: Where in the Bible do we see someone who is glad to hear God’s voice and get his direction? Where in the Bible is someone told something they want to hear? Just about never.