Been having interesting conversation with Greg about listening the Holy Spirit or hearing God's voice. I am familiar with it and have had occurrences of this, but like many, not very often. Even to the point of doubting my spiritual growth. But I begin to realize that any doubts about God is always from the Evil one, Satan. God is quite capable of talking to us and not letting us get caught up with Satans chatter.
Having said that, we do need to realize that God is a lot quieter. We hear the "small still voice" rather than the loud noise that seems to crowd our minds. It takes quiet time and place. Not that God can't speak loudly, but that is how He prefers to talk to us. Maybe we have been hearing God all along and not applying that to this gift.
"Maybe we have been hearing God all along and not applying that to this gift."
Yes, I believe so. Same with the enemy, too. Many of the evils in the world are the result of listening to an evil spirit rather than the Holy Spirit. Likewise, much of the good is from listening to the Holy Spirit or the holy spirits (holy angels -- we all have at least one assigned to us for life who know us better than anyone else).