Who Dat? The Voice (It’s Really 3 Voices)

Who dat talkin’ in my head?  It is important to understand that the voice that speaks in every human mind has three sources.  (It’s really 3 voices.)

If we miss this point we falsely think that our own thinking is all that there is to our mind.  However, the human mind is much more than self-produced thoughts.  It is also a receiver tuned in to thoughts from other sources.

Of course, we all know that our minds continually receive thoughts and suggestions from external sources — conversation with others, reading, media, music, and advertising all plant thoughts in our brain.

Most people, however, have no idea that internally (that is within themselves) there are three voices that have access to their brain.

First inner voice) The most obvious internal voice we hear is of course, our own thinking — the voice of self.   We can choose to think whatever we want.  However our free will has to compete in a mental tug-a-war with two other sources of our internal thoughts.

Second inner voice) A force of evil and self-destruction also speaks in our mind.  This voice seduces us with enticing temptations.  It presents its destructive suggestions as pleasurable and tries to make us believe that its thoughts are our own thoughts.  Most cultures in human history have identified this internal source of thought as coming from evil spirits (demons).  Demons disguise themselves and infiltrate our thinking with tempting and/or tormenting thoughts that masquerade as our own thoughts.  If we can’t identify the masqueraders, we are at their mercy.

Third inner voice) Finally, the voice of good speaks in our mind.  It is often called conscience.  It is the voice of God.  Almost everybody hears this voice, yet most of us have learned to resist it.  The voice of conscience (God) seeks to guide us to good thoughts and behaviors.  When you have a thought that tells you to do what is good and/or warns you against doing or thinking what is wrong — you have just been spoken to by the living God.

Choose your voices wisely.  If you follow voice number one, you will be continually confused.  If you follow voice number two, you will be enslaved in desires, addictions, obsessions, cravings, and compulsions.  If you follow voice three, you will day by day, get closer to joy, peace, love, freedom, and victory.

 

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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7 Responses to Who Dat? The Voice (It’s Really 3 Voices)

  1. sherwood8028 says:

    Fascinating thoughts, but they have drawn me back to the passages in I Corinthians (2:14) where we read, “…a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no man. For who has known the word of the Lord that he should instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.”

    The battles we face are always the by-product of our thoughts, leading to our intentions. We always have a choice; to obey or to ignore. I tried the latter route for almost 45 years even though I was a regular “attender” at church services. Then, I came to know – without a doubt, Jesus, as my Lord and my Savior, and began to realize that straying from His intentions was pure folly. And so, the past 37+ years has become – as Peter describes, “…joy inexpressible and full of glory”.

  2. David says:

    Great Stuff Steve! thx. looking forward to seeing you guys very soon

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  6. Soraya Rosaria says:

    I loved it! Very good. I hope I dont confuse mine with God’s. 🙂 🙂 But I love the element of surprise when the Lord speaks.

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