Read John 8:31-51
[Jesus said] “Why can’t you understand what I am saying? It’s because you can’t even hear me!” – John 8:43 (NLT)
Before we can recognize God’s truth, we must hear it. Studying God’s Word, praying transparently (pouring out all our fears, frustrations, and doubts as well as giving him our thanks and praise), getting in fellowship with other Godly Christians who are doing the same—these are some of the ways we can hear from God. Only then are we ready and able to repent and obey.