I have many notebooks for different functions. I have writing note books for my book ideas and outlines, I have a journal notebook, a dreams & visions notebook, and a notebook that the Lord led me to start that is dedicated to writing down only the things that I hear him say.
Truth is that if you are a discerner like I am, then you discern not only God’s voice, but also Satan’s and the world’s. This is probably a trait of a prophet as I consider myself a prophetess though I rarely announce that due to avoiding unneeded attacks from people. If you are a discerner than you have enough attacks already. A discerner must operate in many gifts of the spirit in order to first of all not be overcome by all the things we sense and hear in not only the natural but also in the supernatural.
So the Lord is trying to help me focus on what he says, in the midst of what the world and Satan says. He also wants me to keep a record of all that he is saying to me so that when it is accomplished I have a record to show of all the countless times he spoke those words to me.
Along with discernment I am gaining wisdom in how to file away the things I discern. Lately I am being taught about the spirit of fear, oh how I have toiled with this demon. Today I see his habits, his characteristics. He is like a gossiper who gets his opinions of a person or situation and wants to relay them to a listening ear, except its character is one of being a coward. He himself wont confront a person about a wicked perception, nor will he admit it to that person that he is talking about them. Interesting lessons I’m chewing on today. You see, if you really want to rise above an enemy then you must know your enemy. Maybe not always, you can just follow Jesus and not fret at all about your enemies, yet what God is doing is helping me understand the spirits that come against me. When I perceive gossip from peers, or other negative things then I can consider the source. Should we bend our ear to a nay sayer? Should we fret about what an evil man or ignorant man thinks of us? Should we worry about gossip or what someone else thinks? Should we bend our hearts to a spirit of fear as he whispers his wicked thoughts about a situation into your heart, causing it to fear?
God says I am feared, which is why people get jealous and fear and gossip or hate. God says I am braver and stronger then any device of the enemies. We just need to gain new perspectives towards ourselves and every circumstance. “Who do you say that I am?” Jesus asked his followers. You see, Jesus knew who he was, but he wanted to see if anyone else was listening. Jesus raised a standard for the believers. He didn’t fret over the nay sayers in that he adjusted his words for their ears. Instead Jesus exclaimed, “who are my sisters and brothers? Who is my mother? … it is those who pick up their cross and follow after me”. He didn’t let the liars, wicked, doubters, haters or the manipulators lead the way, but he let those who loved him show themselves to him by leading the way and seeing who stayed.