How Hearing God Will Change Your Life

Hearing God will change your life tremendously and bring great transformation to your spiritual life.

Last Updated:
December 25, 2023
March 14, 2022
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It’s fascinating to hear Christians talk about hearing God and the amazing things He tells them. We all long to hear God so that we can know what He desires for our lives, and what He wants us to do. Hearing God will change your life in tremendous ways and bring great transformation to your spiritual life.

Hearing God Starts with a Relationship with Him

Hearing God starts with our relationship with Him. When we get saved, God puts His Spirit in us, and we can hear Him speak to us (John 14:17). He speaks to us in a way that we each understand. Some people say they hear a still small voice, get a strong impression in the heart, hear an audible voice, among other ways. Others hear God in dreams and visions like King Solomon did (1 Kings 3:5) and the apostle Peter (Acts 11:4-7).

How Does Hearing God Change Your Life?

Hearing God changes our lives in many ways. Today, we will look at four of them.

You will know which direction your life is to take

We always desire to know which direction our life should take so that we do not miss everything that God has for us. God gives us direction at every turn of our lives and when we identify His voice and follow it, we will not get lost. Isaiah 30:21 says, “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left.” This is how God guides us as we take action steps.

When Elijah run away after Jezebel threatened him with death, he found himself at Mt. Horeb. While there, God spoke to Him in a gentle whisper and gave him directions to where He wanted Him to go and what he was to do – anoint Hazael, Jehu, and Elisha (1 Kings 19:15-16).

Isn’t it comforting to know that God will always give you direction and watch over your steps daily? Whether you want to relocate, look for a job, start a business, He will lead you to the right place. Yours is to follow His leading.

You don’t rely on others to hear God on your behalf

Many of us grew up thinking that we must go to men or women of God so that they can give us a “word from the Lord.” There is nothing wrong with a pastor, prophet, or believer giving you a word from the Lord, but when we rely on others too much, we miss out on growing our relationship with God.

As believers, we can hear God for ourselves and do not have to rely on anyone to tell us what He is saying. We can appreciate when others have a message for us from God and this will only confirm what God has already been speaking to us about.

By hearing God for yourself, you will not follow every piece of advice that others give you because you will know what to do. John 16:13 says that the Spirit of Truth will guide you into all truth and tell you things to come. This means that it is possible to know what is going on in a particular situation or what God is planning on doing in your life.

You have the advantage of divine wisdom to make decisions

We are faced with decision making every day and we want to make sure that we make the right choices in our life and work. To make wholesome decisions, we need God’s divine wisdom which sees things from a higher perspective than our human wisdom. God’s treasure of wisdom and knowledge is hidden in Christ, and we access it through our relationship with Him (Colossians 2:2-3).

King Solomon was the wisest man on earth and God imparted wisdom to him in a dream. He recognized that if he had to make the right decisions as the ruler of Israel, he couldn’t rely on his human wisdom. He asked God for wisdom and received it.

Solomon’s wisdom was evident when he ruled the case of the two women who were claiming one baby belonged to each of them. He ordered that the baby be cut in half and each woman to get her half. The real mother gave up the child to the false one who said that the child should be cut in half.

Solomon discerned that the real mother was the one who gave up the child (1 Kings 3:16-28). This decision called for divine wisdom because there were wasn’t any technology then to carry out DNA tests. God can impart to us this kind of wisdom especially for tough situations. Ask for divine wisdom when you don’t know what to do.

God directs you to the right relationships

We have heard it said that “birds of a feather flock together” and because of this, we want to make sure that we have the right relationships in our lives. Not everyone in your life is headed in the direction that God is taking you, and you have to let some people go.

God directs us to the right relationships because He is the one who sees the hearts of people. We sometimes judge people by their appearances instead of their hearts, and God steps in to help us choose the right relationships.

God sent the prophet Samuel to anoint one of the sons of Jesse as the next king of Israel. When he saw David’s brother Eliab, he thought that this was the one he was to anoint. God told him that man looks at the outward appearance but He looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). David finally came and God told Samuel to anoint him.

Today, pray over your relationships and ask God to help you discern those that should stay and those that you need to let go of. Graciously let go of those that need to leave and play your part in nurturing the ones that remain in your life.


When we learn to hear God’s voice, we will not run around looking for advice from others. All we have to do is to get quiet and discern God’s voice speaking to us. Instead of running to the phone today, run to God and hear what He has to say. Hearing God’s voice daily is life-changing because we get to know His will and ways, and we can live by them.

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