Do not be shaped by this world, instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.
Romans 12:2 (NCV)
I will never know God’s will or perfect plan for my life as long as I allow myself to be shaped by the world. If my thoughts, ideals, and beliefs come into like with the world around me, they cannot come into line with God’s.
If I am not hearing God’s voice, it is not because He has stopped speaking or has moved away, it is because I have clouded my mind with things that don’t belong there and no longer recognise the one voice that should never fade.
When I set my mind on godly things, on His new way of thinking, I open myself up to His will and His purpose. It is only then that I will know what is good and pleasing to Him. What is perfect.