13 Signs God Is Trying To Tell You Something

By David •  Updated: 05/17/21 •  11 min read

Signs God is trying to tell you something are around, but we don’t see them because we are not able to discern the signs.

We sometimes wonder as Christians, “What is God trying to tell me about this issue?” One thing we need to know is that God is always trying to tell us something.

He does not want us to guess what He is trying to say. He looks for ways to get the message to us. In this article, we will look at signs God is trying to tell you something.

God gives us signs along the path of life so that we will know what He wants to say to us.

Isaiah 30:21 tells us, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’” The signs point to something that God is saying to us and when we discern them, we will get His message.

Below are 13 signs God is trying to tell you something.

1. A Dream with Information.

God will give you a dream that is trying to pass a certain message across to you. When you seek Him for the interpretation of the dream or vision, you will know with certainty what He is saying to you.

When Joseph wanted to leave Mary, the mother of Jesus, God gave him a dream to explain what was happening.

God told him in a dream that the child Mary was expecting was conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:20). He wanted Joseph to see the bigger picture of His plan for the salvation of mankind.

After receiving the dream, Joseph did not leave Mary. He knew that the child she was expecting was not from another man like he had thought earlier.

In the same way, God gives us dreams when He is trying to say something to us.

2. A Repetitive Message.

One sign that God will give you when He is trying to tell you something is a repetitive message.

God will get your attention by repeating the same message wherever you look. You will see it in a video, blog, billboard, bumper sticker, t-shirt, etc.

In the message, God will be telling you something He wants you to know. There are times that God has to drive the message home so that we get it and act on it.

A repetitive message will always catch your attention and lead you to seek God for more details. When you obey the message, you find that you no longer get it because it has achieved its purpose.

3. A Prophetic Message.

God will sometimes give you a message in part through a prophet, and it will be a sign that He is trying to tell you something. The message could point to writing a book, relocating, getting married, etc.

As you pray over your prophetic word, God reveals more details and increases your understanding of His message to you. God also confirms the word He speaks to you through a prophet as you read the Bible.

God had the prophet Ezekiel role-play the siege that was to come upon Jerusalem (Ezekiel 4:1-3). This was to be a sign to the people so that they would know what was coming.

God also sends us messages that alert us to things that we can expect in the near future.

4. Something Keeps Coming to Your Mind.

One of the signs God is trying to tell you something is that He will put it in your mind, and it will always be at the top of your mind.

You will notice that some things never seem to leave your mind. They stay there and when you pray about them, you realize that it was God who was communicating to you.

Since we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16), God will put His thoughts in our minds. Thoughts from God will always bring peace to our minds.

When we are sure that the divine thoughts that come to mind and linger for a while are from God, we can act on them.

5. You Hear a Sermon or Teaching that Your Sense is from God.

When you go somewhere and listen to a sermon or teaching that convicts you, it is a sign from God. Sometimes God takes us to places where we will hear what He wants to tell us loud and clear.

When you hear something that is from God, it never leaves your heart, and you will sense that it is from Him without any doubt. This is a sign that God uses to ensure that we understand what He is saying to us.

6. You Get Frustrated When Trying to Go in a Certain Direction.

Have you ever become frustrated when you try to go in a particular direction, and it is just not working?

This may be a sign from God that you need to stop going in that direction because it is not His will for you. The frustration we feel is because we are trying to insist on something we are not meant to be doing.

When God wants us to move in a new direction, we will experience frustration when we keep going in the same direction.

It’s interesting that when you stop going in the wrong direction, you feel a sense of peace, and you can hear God more clearly.

7. You Read Something from the Bible and It Convicts You.

Do you sometimes read something in the Bible and it convicts you? Do you also sense that it is God trying to tell you something you don’t know?

One of the many signs God is trying to tell you something is by speaking to us through His written Word. You will read a Scripture and it will have instructions on what you are to do in a particular situation.

Deuteronomy 8:3 tells us that we cannot live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. As we read our Bibles, God gives us a Rhema word that is very timely and gives us direction.

8. God’s Message Pushes You in a Certain Direction.

One sure sign that God is speaking to us is that His message will push us in a new direction.

You may find that the things God says to you are directing you to go a certain way. It is His way of telling you that He wants you to move in that direction.

God could be directing you to a certain path by the things He says to you. When the overall theme of what He is saying to you relates to moving in a certain direction, then know that He is showing you His will.

9. When You Fail at Something.

When you do something that you put all your effort into and it fails, it may be a sign that God is trying to tell you something. We sometimes fail when we do things that God has not called us to do, or we end up doing things in our strength.

When we fail at doing something, we usually go back to God to seek answers. Is it not interesting that the answer He gives is that He has something better in store for us?

When Moses killed an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew (Exodus 2:11-12), he had to flee because the king wanted to kill him.

Moses had a sense of what God wanted him to do but he did not do it in the right way or at the right time. He had to flee to escape death.

I’m sure while in exile, he must have wondered what would become of his calling. Then forty years later, God got his attention through a burning bush as a sign that God wanted to talk to him (Exodus 3:2).

The next time Moses attempted to deliver the Israelites from Egypt under God’s direction, he was successful. When you fail at something, ask God for new insight and direction.

10. People Reject You.

You will notice that some people you think are crucial to fulfilling your purpose reject and betray you.

This can hurt a lot and you can be left feeling that you will miss out on fulfilling your God-given assignment.

You sometimes find that you don’t fit into a certain group, space, or ministry and you wonder why.

It may be a sign that God is trying to tell you to move on because those people are not part of your destiny. Instead of getting hurt and upset, you can go to where God wants you to be.

While Joseph was in prison, he asked the butler to mention him to Pharaoh so that he would be set free. The butler forgot Joseph for two years.

Joseph must have felt betrayed but it was for his good. When he did finally come out, he was second in command to Pharaoh. This would not have happened if he got out earlier. You can read the story in Genesis 41.

When you are rejected and betrayed by others, take it as a sign that God is trying to tell you something.

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11. Things Seem as Though They are a Coincidence.

When you see things happen, and it seems like too much of a coincidence, it is a sign that God is trying to tell you something.

God gets His message across to us in different ways, and they can coincide in a way that intrigues us.

Some things we call coincidences are not, it is God trying to communicate with us. He uses all kinds of ways to get us to understand what He wants us to do.

Sometimes we have to see a message over again to know that it has a divine purpose. God says that His ways and thoughts are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8-9).

God uses various methods to speak to us and we can sometimes assume that we are imagining things. The best way to know that a message is from God is to pray about it.

Pray over the things you think are coincidences so that you can be sure that you will not miss God.

12. You Hear Your Friends Talk about the Same Thing.

God can be trying to tell you something and you find that your friends talk about the same thing.

One time you sit with your friends and the topic happens to center on what you sense God has been trying to tell you.

Your friends may not know what God has been saying to you, and this is what gets your attention. God can use anyone to confirm a message from Him.

So when you hear people talking about something you sense is from God, pay attention.

It’s always important to be sure that what you hear from others is from God before you take any action. This will prevent you from taking action on something that was from your mind and not God.

13. When Your Heart Desires a Particular Thing.

One sign God gives us is putting something in our hearts and we begin to desire it strongly. You can usually tell that the desire is coming from a pure place.

The Bible tells us that when we delight in the Lord, He gives us the desires of our hearts (Psalm 37:4). These desires come from Him, and they remain in our hearts and burn strongly.

Next time you have a strong desire for something, and it never leaves your heart, it may be a sign from God that He is trying to tell you something.


There are many signs God is trying to tell you something. If you are not sure about some of the signs, you can pray and confirm with God before you take any action.

God will always ensure that you never miss His signs and that is why He will confirm them to you.

Be alert to the signs God gives you daily as a way of trying to tell you something. He always wants us to be in the know about things that concern our lives.

His signs are easy to understand and interpret with prayer and meditation.


Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.

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