Practice Listening to the Holy Spirit
Find a time and a place when you can be alone, still and quite. If this is not something you have done before then start with short periods of time of around 5 minutes. The idea is to be as free of distractions (phone, tv, radio etc…) as possible in order to begin discerning the Spirits presence as well as what He wants to communicate to you.
Be still and quite. Don’t set an agenda. Instead practice paying attention to the thoughts and feelings that come to you in this time. It may be helpful to read and reflect on a Psalm or other Scripture leading up to this still and quite time with God. Of course you can pray and ask God to help you discern his presence and voice prior to this time. However, when you begin to be still and quiet don’t speak. Just listen. Just pay attention to what comes. It’s ok if “crazy” thoughts invade. Just gently redirect your mind to God and being aware of His presence with you.
Please know you can’t fail at this as long as you are trying. As you engage this time consistently you will begin to be more aware of how real and how present God’s Spirit is with you. It may take a sustained effort. As with most soul training exercises being consistent is important. It may also be helpful to share with a spouse, trusted friend or G2 leader what you are experiencing or what struggles you are facing.
It may also be helpful to write down those experiences, frustrations and questions that arise. Remember always we are Learning to do life with God together…