There are two types of influence that influence the voices that speak to us, internally and externally-internally being our thoughts, beliefs, etc. and externally being the voice of others. One voice aligns with God…His reality, His perspective, what He sees and knows to be true. The other voice aligns with the enemy and our flesh/carnal nature. It is imperative to know the voice of God for ourselves. God’s ways are not our ways, nor are His thoughts our thoughts; therefore, how He leads usually is quite opposite of what makes sense. “Confirmations” through other voices must align with what God is saying, not what our flesh wants, desires, or believes to be true. This is why we must know the voice of God so that we are not erroneously led astray.
Discerning the Voices