Do you ever feel like you can't hear God?
It's like I have a two way walkie-talkie and all his can do is listen to whatever I'm saying. I consistently pray and expect some kind of verbal holy answer to come blasting out of the sky but nothing happens. I end up trying to make a decision that I think god wanted for me, but I'm never completely sure of.
I just want to scream. " Come on, God. I need some feed back here! "
I frequently find myself doing really idiotic things when I can't hear God.
I remember the night I was trying to decide between UNCW and APP I kept saying "Ok If I'm supposed to go to APP, make something make a loud noise in the house.."
First I heard something kind of quiet and I didn't know if it counted so i said
"God, if I'm meant to go to APP make something make a REALLY loud noise!"
And low and behold our dyer jumped or something so here I am, an APP student.
Maybe I just don't know what to listen for, or maybe I'm just weird, but sometimes I feel like I'm making up God's voice in my head...
I've always had a vivid imagination and I feel like when I pray it tends to wander all over the place. I've realized that sometimes when I pray and I really want an answer, I hear this weird version of a voice in my head booming over my mind. It's almost like Morgan Freeman or something but I can tell it's still me. Like a strange version of prayer schizophrenia where I've just created this imaginary voice that tells me whatever I feel like God should be answering.
Have I been slightly misunderstanding what "hear" actually means. Maybe I'm listening for something that's actually not there at all. Maybe what people mean by "hear" God, is to just get a reassured feeling on your decision.
I read an acronym the other day that really stuck with me -
PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS.
So that's what I'm going to keep doing...even though I have NO idea when something will actually happen!
All I do know is that I need to get this communication thing under control because I'm tired of a faulty walkie-talkie...