Even when we hear God’s voice, things can still go wrong. The interaction of God’s revelation with our fallen humanity means there are few solid rules.
Think of the last time someone whispered something to you. They weren’t on the other side of the room, they were right next to you.
God’s voice is best heard within the safety and accountability of the church community. This is the pattern we see in the early church.
I wonder what could be achieved if we were willing to respond when the timing of God disrupts our lives, instead of waiting for when it’s convenient for us.