Here are 3 signs that God is trying to tell you something.
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1. When God Is Trying to Tell You Something, Oftentimes He Will Do So Through Consistently Saying the Same Thing in Different Ways
As I’ve talked about before in many other videos/articles, God normally speaks in at least three different ways – through his word, through the Holy Spirit’s impressions on your heart, and through the circumstances of your life. God will always speak through the Bible and it is the one means of communication we never have to doubt. As Jesus prayed in John 17:17, “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” God will also very often speak directly to your heart through the Holy Spirit. And oftentimes, God will do things through the circumstances of your life that give you a clear answer on what he does or does not want.
But when God really wants to get your attention, oftentimes God will say the same thing through all three different means of communication. Sometimes he might even start saying the same thing in other ways too – like through your friends, sermons, or a devotional you are reading.
For example, if God is trying to tell you that you are in the wrong relationship and he wants you to move on, he could show you relevant bible verses, put this conviction on your heart, highlight problems in the relationship, your friends might all of a sudden start sharing their concerns, and every book you read or video you watch is oddly giving you warning signs that relate directly to your situation.
The point is, when God is really trying to tell you something, he will oftentimes say the same thing in many different ways to you.
2. When God Highlights a Bible Verse that Directly Applies to Your Situation, This Is God Speaking to You
While God can speak to us in multiple ways, I want to highlight how God speaks through the Scriptures because without the Bible it would be very hard to hear what God is saying in other ways as well. The Bible is so important because it gives us the absolute truth. We can simply open it up and read in black and white lettering what God has actually said.
Sometimes we can think God is saying something to us in our hearts or through the circumstances of our lives. He may be doing this, but oftentimes we can mishear what God is saying through these other means of communication. But when God simply highlights a Bible verse that directly applies to our current situation, we can be certain that he is speaking directly to us. Notice what Jesus said in John 14:26. It states:
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
This promise by Jesus is fulfilled in at least two ways. 1. God the Holy Spirit is the author of the Bible in that he worked through its human authors. The theological consistency and life-changing effects the Bible continues to have thousands of years after it was written is clear evidence that each word is inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21). 2. Jesus’ words in John 14:26 are also accomplished, however, when the Holy Spirit takes a truth in the Bible and applies it to your specific issues or question. It’s truly a miracle when all of our lives and problems are so different and yet we can all go to the same book and find the answers we need. That truly is a work of the Holy Spirit.
So one sign that God is trying to say something to you is when he highlights a Bible verse for you in a very special and timely way. When you read that Bible verse at just the right time and God gives you the perfect revelation that helps you know for certain what he wants you to do, this is God speaking directly to you.
3. When Things Are Going Too Bad or Too Good to Be a Mere Coincidence, This Is Usually a Sign God Is Trying to Tell You Something
When we are trying to figure out what God might be saying to us through the events that are occurring in our lives, we have to be cautions in a few ways. First, we have to recognize that throughout the Bible we have many examples of God allowing good and bad things to happen to both good and bad people. Just because bad things are happening to you does not mean that God is unhappy with you. Likewise, however, just because good things are happening in your life does not always mean God is happy with your behavior. There are plenty of people who hate God who God still shows common grace to. For in Matthew 5:44-45 Jesus said:
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”
So my point here is not that God is trying to say something to you if something good or something bad is happening. Rather, my point is that God is often trying to say something to you if you are having a string of good events or a string of bad events that is simply just too coincidental.
For example, in the story of Job, clearly there was more at work than mere normal life circumstances. One or two tragedies should be expected, but in Job’s case there was a supernatural string of events that was clearly not random.
But just like the story of Job, we have to be careful how we interpret these types of events. Job’s friends thought God was mad at Job because of all the bad that was happening to him. But when you read the beginning of the story, in a strange twist, all these trials actually happened to Job because God was pleased with him. Notice what Job 1:8 states:
And the Lord said to Satan, ‘Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?’”
So the bad things that happened in Job’s life were not a sign that God was mad at him. Rather, these things happened to Job because God desired to bring glory to himself through Job’s behavior in these trials. God’s light often shines the brightest in the darkest of situations.
My point in bringing all this up is that when things are happening in your life that are just too crazy to be mere coincidences, oftentimes this is God’s way of trying to tell us something. Sometimes he is trying to tell us to glorify him more and sometimes he is trying to tell us to repent of sin and to stop running from him. Each situation needs to be interpreted individually, but it’s clear that God might be trying to tell you something if a string of bad or good events is occurring in your life.
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