How do you talk to God? How do you LISTEN for what he offers you for a life's plan?
If you are doing all the talking, how can you hear God? If you are talking to a friend and you do all the talking, you don't find out much about your friend, or Their life, their loves and concerns.
It is that way with Jesus and our Lord. It is hard to hear God's answers when you are praying if you never thank God and his Son for listening to YOU, nurturing you, blessing you in so many ways that you do not even notice because you are so full of yourself. Be still, God is listening and knows your needs and your thoughts as soon as they occur to you. God is all-knowing and omnipotent. He is ever present, everlasting, and all powerful. If you approach the Father and the Son with a humble, thankful heart, He will answer you. Sometimes, it is only a whisper, from God's lips to your ears. So be still..... I wrote a doodle on my desk blotter that says, "shhhh! God is speaking." It calms me when I look at it.
Places to hear God: Nature, sunshine, animals- wild and domestic, fishing, meditating, walking and of course church, if you are not distracted by what the people next to you are wearing or their singing voice or how you look, etc. If we let go of "me", we find THEE.
James 1:19 ..."we should be quick to listen and slow to speak."
Matthew 11:15 ..."he who has ears to hear, let him hear."
"He who answers before listening--that is his folly and his shame." (Proverbs 18:13).