God says that my sheep hear my voice, and I know them and they follow me. He says that he knows them, and they follow him. This particular topic was placed in my spirit because I know a lot of us are having to make decisions, having to do things that require for us to know what is it exactly that we are to do. Decisions on staying at a job, starting a new job, going to school, what school to go to, what to take up in school, being friends with some folk, letting go of certain things, people, etc.
I don’t know about you guys but i’m done making decisions on my own. We have the Holy spirit living on the inside of to counsel us, help us and to guide us.
The Holy Spirit – John 14:26 But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.
God is not a God of confusion. He wants you to be CERTAIN on what it is that he is telling you to do. When there isn’t a peace about something, more than likely that ain’t God. God is all about peace. It might not feel good but if you seek him, he will show you the way. Keyword SEEK, You can’t try and live your life making all the decisions on your own, handling all your battles on your own. You are showing God that you don’t need him. So you know what God does when you start acting like that? He backs off until you are like “Okay God, I recognize that I don’t know what in the world to do, and I can’t do any of this without you.” Humbly come before him. God does not like the proud. So at times we get prideful and be like “man I don’t need God to help me with this or that” but in reality, You need all the help from God.
My own personal experiences, I would make quick decisions without God and just find myself back at square one or in some type of bind. And then get mad at God like “how could you let this happen !” And he’s like “I never told you to do that, you did it without my consent”. God is our father. We must consult with him about EVERYTHING. I mean from what to eat, what to wear to church (lol) , what to look for in a spouse, what to do when battles come your way, how to handle difficult people, what schools to attend, what Church to attend. I used to think that was a little weird to ask God about all those things, like that’s not important to God. But God wants to be apart of your every move. He’s knows your beginning and your end. He knows everything about your future, so why not let him in and let him ORDER YOUR STEPS.
I joke around with my friends from time to time about how I need to get out of the driver seat and let God take the wheel of my life. (haha) My mom told me that I needed to just GET OUT the car. HAHA someone told me I needed to sell the car. But all in all its all about just letting God take control of your life. Stop thinking that you know more than he does. We have to humble our tails down and just let God be the leader of our lives. Stop listening to everybody but God. Its so sad to me that we have a God that is ALWAYS with us, ALWAYS by our side to talk to, yet when we have an issue or need to make a decision about something we go to our contacts in our phone and start searching for folk to talk to and ask for ADVICE. And most of the time we asking the wrong folk for advice. Don’t get me wrong, if you have some God led spiritual leaders in your life, I encourage you to speak to them. But always speak to God about it first. It doesn’t have to be this big thing either when talking to God. So many of us think we have to come before God ALL HOLY and HOLY. Speak to God like you speaking to your best friend, or your homie.
I encourage you all to get into your bible. You don’t have to read the whole bible in a day. Just start somewhere. You could even just read a chapter a day in a book. Folk get so discouraged when they hear “read your bible”. Just take your time and make sure you are retaining and asking God for understanding.
Start fasting, it could be fasting a few days off of social media (big distraction for me). Or you could fast from food. Have a certain amount of hours in a day that you will fast. I did a 8am-12pm fast and You must make sure you aren’t just not eating. Praying and fasting. Fasting quiets the flesh. So when your flesh is quiet, you can hear more of the spirit. You can hear from God. Pray Pray Pray while your fasting. Its literally the only way you can get through it. I can do all things through Christ He who strengthens me
The More you begin to spend time with God the more you will recognize his voice. James 4:8 Draw Come near to God and he will come near to you
Think about that practically. The more you spend time with someone, the more you will get to know them, their likes, dislikes etc. If you were to receive a call from an unknown number, and when you picked up the phone and said “hello”. Your spouse, best friend or mother says “Hey, how’s it going” You would know exactly who that was because you have spent so much time with that individual. Thats the same way with God. If you hadn’t gotten to know them, You wouldn’t have recognized them when they called you.
When you hear something in your spirit or your head. TRUST ME, its not always from GOD! And the most important thing is to KNOW who it is from. The enemy loves to whisper things to us and have us going around saying “Well God told me this.” THE DEVIL IS A LIAR.
It’s simple whatever comes from God will line up with scripture. So if you are sitting in a classroom and you hear something in your head says “Go up to that girl and tell her God said we should go make a baby” First of all, does that line up with scripture? Fornication- having sex outside of marriage. That ain’t God. Or always i’ve heard a lot “God said that he was the one”. The one what? The one who keeps having you laid up in his bed every night, the one who keeps you from going to church every sunday and Wednesday night for bible study? Or the one who pressures you into smoking weed and drinking all week long? You better think about that thing.
If it don’t line up with scripture it ain’t from God.
God speaks to me through my dreams. But not every dream is from him. Not every vision you have is from God either. Some folk have had dreams of them marrying so and so, and that was all the enemy. Some folk have seen them having this or having that in dreams and then in the natural waking life, they get up and be like WELL IN MY DREAM I was doing this and so that’s a sign from God to tell me to do it in the waking life. THE DEVIL IS A LIAR | YOU BETTER ASK GOD FOR DISCERNMENT.
Some dreams are from God. Warnings most of the time that I have received from him. But if your not sure, just ask God. God was that dream from you or from the enemy. He will make it clear.
I love you guys! Stay encouraged! Know that God has some great things in store for his people! Stay encouraged! We are almost out of 2015 and God is saying that he is about to do some instantaneous things in our lives! Claim it! Receive it! In Jesus name, AMEN!!!!
Be the light loves,