Friday, August 1, 2008
God's leadings are always in - line with His Word. Always! God want lead you to be unfaithful in your marriage, cheat on a test, lie to a customer, spread hurtful gossip, deceive your friends , or do anything else forbidden by Scripture. Furthermore, His leadings will always be consistent with the person He meant you to be. For example: If you love math and are naturally gifted with computers why would you assume that God would lead you into music or theology? Or if you don't come alive unless you're in the great outdoors why would you think He'd lead you to a downtown 9- 5 office job on the 35th floor. Or if you're not comfortable around children why would you figure He'd lead you to become a school teacher? Get real! God's leadings don't contradict who He made you to be. He doesn't create you with particular gifts and then expect you to excel at something totally unrelated. If you sense a leading that seems contrary to what God made you to be, test it carefully. Is God asking you to do this because at present there's no one else to do it? Is He stretching you into new areas so that you faith will grow? Or is this not a God "a God idea" at all, but rather a distraction from the assignment He's already given you? This is why John writes, "Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God."