- Don’t trust your feelings.
- What if this doesn’t work?
- This feels awkward and contrived.
- I’m afraid I won’t be able to hear from God.
“You aren’t who you think you are. But what you think, you are!”
In your listening, have stray thoughts come to you? If so, what were they?
When you have a seemingly stray thought while listening, ask God about it. Jesus, what is the emotion underneath or associated with this thought?
If God reveals an emotion, ask Him to stir this feeling up to open a window into your soul and take you to the first time you felt this way. Jot down the event from your past that comes to you.
Then ask, what did I come to believe in the midst of this event, Father?
Continue to listen asking, Jesus what do You have to communicate with me about what I came to believe?