I have had several people tell me, “Well, I read your book and tried what you said, and it didn’t work for me.” To see if they know the truths in the book, I respond by asking what exactly they tried. If it was the four keys to hearing God’s voice, they often only tried a couple of them, and when I ask them what the four keys are, they generally are not even able to state all four.
If they did try them all, they likely tried them only once or twice, before deciding they didn’t work. Or perhaps they explain why they couldn’t possibly carry out a particular command of Scripture, because of their situation. For example: “I can’t get input from a group of counselors because I don’t have access to good counselors around me.” That brings to mind the saying, “Some people find excuses, and others find a way.” Lord, let us be the people who find a way, as excuses sure don’t get us to the Promised Land!