Light, sound, FM, AM, or even XM radio signals are all waves of varying lengths, and they are all prone to interference. Even water can interfere with a light wave, changing its speed. If you have ever seen a reflection in a puddle of water that is nothing more than a light wave refracted. Sound waves can be interfered with by something as simple as a wall or even a heavy curtain. Frequency Modulation (FM) technology has technical limitations in car radios making them prone to interference from various external sources. FM reception is affected by the same things that affect your television signal, the quality of your antenna, the strength of the signal you are receiving, distance from the source, and many other obstacles between your antenna and the transmitter. Even when you are driving, you may have noticed that a radio station’s signal becomes weaker the farther you drive from the broadcast source. Tall buildings, mountains, electrical sources and the earth’s atmosphere can all also interfere with a radio wave’s path to your car radio resulting in chaotic noise or static.
Prior to God calling us, we were all automatically tuned in to a particular wavelength, a specific frequency. Ephesians 2:1-3 says “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature the children of wrath, just as the others.”
Notice satan is described as the “prince of the power of the air.” Just as a radio station broadcasts, the devil also broadcasts into the human mind, and incites disobedience to the laws of God. Making it difficult sometimes for most people to clearly hear God. Trying to hear God’s voice is something like that radio that needs to be tuned to get rid of all the static, the unwanted interference. His signal is out there and it is strong and clear but you have to tune into it.
You also have to tune out all the other signals or you will be listening to chaos and confusion. While there may be hundreds of choices in radio stations, within yourself there are three possible voices you can tune into: God’s voice, your own voice, or satan’s voice. It is of course very important to be able to tell the difference. Jesus said; “But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” – John 10:2-5
Why is it that the sheep are able to so accurately know the voice of the shepherd? Because they have spent so much time with him. And the voice of strangers? They can tell that it is NOT the shepherd’s voice. We want to get to that place with God’s voice.
God is constantly transmitting. He wants to lead us, guide us, protect us and give us insight. But too often, we’re not tuned to His frequency. You have to pay attention to Him and learn His voice. Most of the time God does not normally speak to us out loud as He did with Samuel in 1 Samuel 3:1-12. He speaks to us through subtle things. He leads us by His love through His peace that resides on the inside.
The best way is to “tune in to His frequency” this is done by reading and meditating on His Word. The more you know His Word, the more you know His voice. It’s like when you constantly tune in to a radio station and learn the voice of the announcer, you will recognize that voice no matter where you are in any environment you find yourself in. It’s the same idea. Tune in to God’s Word, tune in to Him and let Him lead you and guide you throughout eternity.