Do you guys remember that 80's song with the white haired lady the lyrics were, "Hush, hush, keep it down now, voices carry..."
Someone NEEDS to read this today:
"I LOVE YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE, not for what you do. Many voices vie for control of your mind, especially when you sit in silence. You must learn to discern what is My voice and what is not. Ask My Spirit to give you this discernment. Many of My children run around in circles, trying to obey the various voices directing their lives. This results in fragmented, frustrating patterns of living. Do not fall into this trap. Walk closely with Me each moment, listening for My directives and enjoying My Companionship. Refuse to let other voices tie you up in knots. My sheep know My voice and follow Me wherever I lead." ~ Jesus Calling
This reminded me of Psalm 23, because the first line is "The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want:"
This is 2015 and we honestly don't know much about shepherds here in the United States.
The cool thing about shepherds is that their sheep always know their voice. I found this video... a group took turns calling the sheep, but the sheep didn't pay them any attention.. then, when their shepherd called, not only did they look up, they ran to him.
Sheep Responding To Their Shepherd
Sheep aren't dumb animals. They just need a leader to care for them.
We are the same way.
We have SO many "shepherds" trying to tell us what to do though. And our enemy, yeah, he loves telling us things and keeping us confused. He doesn't want you to listen to God.
When you hear something, and you aren't sure if it's God or not, know this: What is said from God will never go against the Bible.
A lot of times too, God will tell you something that is just so big you are scared. That's usually because He has a plan and He wants to make it happen. It will be so huge that people will KNOW He did it and no one else. (Think of Noah and the arc.)
Pray for discernment. Ask God to help you hear His voice above the rest. He will do that for you. He loves you so much.
Nothing you can do will make Him love you any less. And nothing you can do will make Him love you any more. He just already loves you fully.