If you want to hear God’s voice, look around you to see what He is doing. When you are watching for God at work, what you see will reveal His character, and you will have a fresh understanding of how to respond to Him.
Do things seem to be falling apart around you? You can still praise God. Your praise for Him does not depend on the success of your endeavors but on God’s nature and His love and faithfulness to you. Ask God to help you look past worldly concerns to understand the reasons you have to praise Him.
What God says to us next will depend on how we responded to His previous word to us. If you have not received a fresh word from God, return to the last thing God told you and examine your obedience.
One hindrance to hearing a word from God may be our own wisdom. The Father reveals spiritual truth to those who were humble and who recognize their need for God’s revelation. Don’t allow the limited knowledge you now have to blind you to the great truths God still wants to reveal to you.
Our job is not to transform people into Christians nor to convict them of their sin. Our task is simply to bring them to Jesus, and He will perform His divine work in their lives.
God is at work in the lives of your friends, your neighbors, your family members. Nothing on your agenda, no matter how pressing, is reason enough to ignore the voice of God when He tells you to stop and help.