Why should we take the time to hear from God? There are myriad reasons but the biggest and most encompassing are that God has plans, surprising plans, and we simply can't follow them by the seat of our pants – God's thinking and his ways are exponentially higher and greater than anything we can muster! (Isaiah 55:8-9)
But we can know what God wants us to know. And he wants us to know far more than we often settle for. We can look at the latter part of Romans 11 and if we don't read on we can conclude that if the question is asked "who can know the mind of God" and "who can be his counselor" we might as well hang it up.
But the answer is in what follows. If we lay down our lives as living sacrifices (Roman 12:1), and get our mind renewed (v. 2), we will "be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God" (Romans 12:1-2). Amazing, isn't it?
Any notion that we are fumbling our way through life is not grounded in biblical truth. God has surprises for his kids who are willing to lay it all down to hear from him. Go discern what God has in store for you today!