Learning to distinguish between the voice of reason and the voice of faith is such an important part of our walk with Jesus Christ. We have been trained all of our lives to respond to what we see, feel, or touch. My natural senses are trained to respond to this world.
But, as believers, we have more than just the normal sensory mechanisms. We have a spiritual perception that is receiving signals and instructions from our Heavenly Father.
The problem arises when God’s instructions don’t line up with what the information we are receiving in our circumstances. We are learning to walk by what God says and not what the situation says.
The Bible warns us to walk by faith; not by sight. One version says, “never by appearance”. God is not always reasonable. His instruction to walk around the city of Jericho was unreasonable. Naaman thought God’s instruction was unreasonable and almost missed his miracle. We don’t want to miss God’s purpose and plan because we are more in touch with the natural voices of our lives than His supernatural voice.