The difference between God's voice and our thoughts

The difference between God’s voice and our thoughts can be difficult to discern because it can be hard to distinguish between the two.

Here are some things to consider when trying to differentiate between the two:

  • God’s voice will usually align with His teachings and principles, such as love, compassion, forgiveness, and humility. Our thoughts, on the other hand, may be influenced by our own desires, fears, and biases.

  • God’s voice may come to us in a clear and unmistakable way, such as through a feeling, a message, or a sign. Our thoughts, on the other hand, may be clouded by confusion, doubt, or uncertainty.

  • God’s voice will usually be consistent with His character and values, and it will not contradict His teachings in Scripture. Our thoughts, on the other hand, may be inconsistent and changeable.

  • Seeking confirmation from trusted sources, such as mentors, counselors, or religious leaders, can help us discern whether we are hearing God’s voice or our own thoughts.

  • Praying for guidance and clarity can help us discern God’s voice more clearly distinguish it from our own thoughts.

Remember that discerning God’s voice is a personal and ongoing process, and it may take time and practice to develop the ability to distinguish it from our own thoughts.


God’s voice will always align with His character and His Word. When we hear God’s voice, we will feel a sense of peace, comfort, and clarity. We will also notice that God’s voice often leads us towards love, grace, and compassion.


our thoughts can often be influenced by our emotions, fears, and desires. Our thoughts can sometimes lead us towards selfishness, pride, and negativity. If our thoughts are causing us to feel anxious, fearful, or uneasy, then it may not be God’s voice that we are hearing.


God’s voice often speaks in a still, small voice. We may feel a sense of intuition or an urging that is beyond our own reasoning or understanding. God’s voice may also come through a sense of conviction or a strong impression on our hearts.


Our thoughts, on the other hand, can be more rational and logical. They may be influenced by our past experiences, our beliefs, and our perceptions of the world around us.


while it can be challenging to differentiate between our thoughts and God’s voice, we can look for alignment with God’s character and His Word, a sense of peace and clarity, and a still, small voice or conviction as signs that we are hearing from God.

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This is so important to me.

Being able to know when God is speaking to me and when its just my own thoughts.

God’s voice always aligns with the Bible and that’s why its important to read it daily so that we can recognize God speaking to us.

discerning God’s voice is a process that requires patience, prayer, and a deepening relationship with Him. As we grow in our faith and understanding, we become more attuned to His voice and can discern it more clearly.

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Well said. Straight to the point and easy to understand. Blessings Lava_Aoso.