As a kid, did you ever play “telephone”? It's the game where one person whispers a message to another, which is passed through a group until the last player announces the message. Communication experts tell us the errors that occur in these types of games happen because of “filtering and completing.” This means that people have tendency to filter out parts of a message so it will be more favourable. Sometimes we “complete” messages when they have been impeded by noise or distractions filling in what we think the speaker may have said.
You don’t have to be a Christian for very long before you start to ponder questions like “What is God’s will for my life?” or “How do I hear God’s voice?” As Christians, we want to better understand His designs are for our life, but are we sometimes guilty of “filtering and completing” when God tries to speak to us? How can we better understand God’s will?