Is It Dangerous to Journal to Hear from God? -Day 12

Posted by Chip D Thompson on September 7, 2014 in 30 Blog Challenge, Journaling |

As I blog on this topic the thought has come to mind that someone might take this and say that God told them to hurt someone.

Photo by: Pedro Szekely

But then the fact is that if someone wants to hurt people they won’t be here reading this blog either. In fact when I think of it, plenty of people already hurt others in God’s name.

So I think they really need to hear from God!

What else could be dangerous? 

  • Maybe I will hear wrong and make a bad life choice?
  • Marry the wrong person
  • Go to the wrong collage

These are all possible outcomes of bad choices. However I have found that much of my time journaling has been dealing with my past hurt and matters of the heart.

Though God is in can be specific about major life events, that is rarely the topic of one single Journal entry. For the most part what happens over many entries is that a specific theme will emerge.


Let’s pretend that you want to know who you will marry, will God tell you a single entry and then you should go marry that person? Not from my experience.

From my experience it seems much more likely to happen this way. God will start with my deep desires and show me how he has a plan just for those desires.

Then He would set things out in such a way that as they come together it only makes sense because no one outside of me and God know what we talked about.


What do you think? Do you see more dangers? Feel free to add to what you might see as dangerous, but at this point the only thing that I could see is that if someone misunderstands what God says.

And that is extremely difficult to do. If you’re journaling to hear God’s voice and reconcile that with the written Word, and the preached Word of God.

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