For many have said they struggle with hearing God speak to them. Is this the case or is it clearly that we refuse to accept what he speaks?
The rich young ruler has an encounter with Jesus and asks him a question about inheriting eternal life. He asked and got a sure answer from the Lord! Jesus' answer in the initial phase was accepted by the young man; however the latter portion wasn't accepted at all.
Jesus gave a sure answer and said "One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But at these words he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property.
Do you see yourself in this young ruler? He went to God for an answer and surely got one! But what do you do when you go to God and really get an answer? Simple; you obey!
"If you ask God a question, brace yourself for his answer!"
~Pastor Ronald Wilson