To communicate the words of God to others in a sensitive and subtle way, we must first accept all of God’s messages with tenderness and subtlety. I would even go so far as to argue that anything uttered with excessive swagger, overconfidence, or any urge to dominate or impress another person is never the voice of God inside us. If a thought seems too harsh, humiliating, or demeaning to ourselves or others, the voice of God speaking to God and God is greater than the highs and lows.
We can put our faith in it as the word of God
A holy man who came to see me not so long ago stated, “We need to pay attention to what is bolstering us. We must pay attention to what inspires us. We must pay attention to what is pressing us. We have to give heed to that which is still active inside us. I was taught not to trust those voices so thoroughly that I believe there were many times when I could not recognise the voice of God calling to me or what Abraham Lincoln referred to as “the better angels of our nature.” Yes, a selfish person may and would abuse such advice, but an authentic God lover will blossom within the context of such a conversation.
We must learn to discern the excellent flow and differentiate it from the negative resistance inside ourselves. It can take a few years or perhaps a whole lifetime to complete. If a voice originates in accusation and continues to accuse, then it is, quite simply, the voice of “the Accuser,” which is the precise definition of the term “Satan” as it is found in the Bible.
Believe what I say about it
God does not communicate in a way that includes shaming, accusing, or blaming others, but unfortunately, this is how we talk—both to ourselves and to one another. The saints and mystics seen in person and heard about have taught me that God is greater than the highs and lows is entirely opposed to using violence because there cannot be any error if so many holy individuals say it.
There have been several iterations of the appeal to hear the word of the Lord with full attention throughout the various dispensations. During His mission on earth, the Lord Jesus Christ spoke these words very frequently: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear” (Matt. 11:15; see also Matt. Additionally, Jesus taught that “he who hears my message and believes in him who sent me, possesses eternal life” (John 5:24).
Section 1 of the Doctrine and Covenants is the preface the Lord gave to the book. It begins with the following words: Hearken, O ye people of my church, saith the voice of him who dwells on high, and whose eyes are upon all men. The injunction to listen with our eyes and ears wide open is not always met with the same reaction. While some individuals give the impression that they are ready and prepared to pay attention to the Lord’s words and follow them, others seem to shut their ears, indicating that they do not want to hear or obey what is being spoken.
Some people are slow to hear but ultimately do listen, becoming obedient. For everyone of these individuals, the results of their attitudes about the voice of the Lord will bring into their life repercussions that, in many cases, may be everlasting. These outcomes will be brought about as a direct result of their attitudes God is greater than the highs and lows.
Trust in God
If we can trust and listen to our inner divine image, our impulse to create wholeness or our True Self, we will act from our highest, most expansive, most generous, and most inclusive selves. There is a more profound voice of God that we need to learn to recognise and submit to. It will sound like the voice of fate, destiny, love, an intimate stranger, and your innermost self all rolled into one. It will sound like the voice of taking a chance, trusting someone, and giving up control.