The word synchronize means to occur at the same time or coincide or agree in time. It also means to go on, move, operate, and work at the same rate and exactly together (Dictionary.com). I once heard someone say we need to “ebb and flow” with the Spirit of God. We can move and work with God best when we are hearing from Him, but when we fail to hear or get fresh words and direction from Him, we may get out of sync with His will.
Some seasons are easier than others to hear from God. The dark and quiet seasons can be extremely difficult times for a person who desperately seeks the voice of the Lord. These are the seasons where our faith grows because we must walk in what we believe and not what we hear at the moment. There are a few reasons why we may not hear from God, but no matter the reason we must not lose heart nor go in another direction where we may end up hearing from another spirit.
In my opinion, there is no sweeter place than to be in a position of hearing from the Holy Spirit. Unfortunately, everybody at some point will end up in a dry place spiritually; it is inevitable. I have heard even the most notable prophets say they have had seasons of not hearing from God and dark nights of the soul. These are inevitable experiences for every Christ follower, and I think they are necessary for our faith. Don’t get me wrong; I really dislike these seasons because they are agonizingly painful and lonely, but we must go through them to get to the other side and grow in faith and character. God knows what He is doing to help us along our paths of maturity.
Five Things That Block God’s Voice
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. - Jhn 10:27 NKJV Jesus assured us that we could hear Him, yet all too often we do not realize when He is speaking.
The following is not meant to be a complete list of reasons why we may not be hearing from God, but they are some of the most prominent.
Sin-Grieving the Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit will speak and often times loudly in order to direct us to go another way then the sin we are walking in.However, when we continue to sin and not heed His voice, we grieve Him.He will quit speaking so that you may go your way and deal with the consequences of your sin.
Prayerlessness – We cannot expect to hear from the Lord if we are not communicating with Him.We must not only be releasing our hearts to Him, but we must listen for Him to release His heart to us.