How can you recognize the voice and prompting of God? Some say they know its God when they have total peace over what's being asked of them. Other's say they know when it's confirmed through scripture. Then there's people who say God will only ask them to do things that they have the ability, gifting, and desire to do. And some have gone so far as to say know that it was God because everything worked out perfectly. Now I'm not going to say that God doesn't lead people in those way's but I would like to propose and challenge this kind of thinking with a way to discern the Voice of God. I call it the principle of resistance and I have come to be trained by it. Probably 8 out of every 10 things I hear God telling me I recognize it as Him because it is immediately met by some level of inner resistance. Not because its a bad things to do but because it is in fact a good thing to do and there is nothing good in me. God's good deed is met by my selfish flesh and resistance is its natural response.