How do you know that certain idea is came from God ?

Hi, I’m new here. I’ve been up and down in my relation with God and only ercently I have this kind of stregth to believe in God. I still have lots of things that I don’t know yet and wand want to understand. Like some people tell how they heard God speak to them about this and that.

In the Bible some prophets seems to hear God just like they heard people talking to them. Like Samuel as a child, Samuel thought that Ely is calling to him when God call him. But some people said that it won’t be always like that, sometimes God talk to us by referring to certain passages in the Bible or through certain events in our lives.

But how exactly you know that certain ideas is come from God and not from others or just from our tricky mind ?

Because about a year ago I was suddenly thinking of this passages :

16:2 He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, `[It will be] fair weather, for the sky is red’;
16:3 “and in the morning, `[It will be] foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot [discern] the signs of the times.

At that time Mountain Merapi in Central java is predicted to explode within next few days (I live in east java Indonesia). So I began to wonder God said that we suppose to be able to see the signs of times, what about Indonesia? I’m chinese decendant and at May 98, there is riots that some focused on chinese. And after trying to analyze things like how our government performed, people lose faith to the government, prize goes higher and higher and its getting harder to find a job. Not to mention the number of natural disaster that happened in the recent years. I came to conclusion that it is the best for me migrate to other country and as much as possible prepare to take the rest of my other family there.

Now its not easy to make that happened but one thing that burden my mind a lot, is it really from God or just my mind? I mean if it is from God, God know I will just do it. But one thing I’m affraid is that this not from God, how do I know? Maybe He want me here not there. Well things like that.

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