That’s Not What I Heard

Bible Verse: Job 32:17,18

I also will answer my part, I too will declare my opinion. For I am full of words; The spirit within me compels me.

That’s not what I heard

I often hear “well I was impressed to…”, “the Holy Spirit told me… ”, “I was moved to…” etc. from those who are acquainted with the work of the Spirit. I used to shy away from people who spoke like this until I grew to experience my own spiritual intuition. Yet, I admit I tend to mention the work of the Spirit in my life in the presence of those who understand what I’m talking about rather than those who do not.

One matter that has emerged lately is the issue of opposing messages. Recently, I was working on a task with someone who wanted to know why we were taking a particular direction. I answered that it was based on the Spirit’s leading. The individual adamantly stated that this was impossible as the Spirit had led them to interpret the situation a totally different way. So, who was right?

It’s very easy to doubt, become offended, or wonder at their audacity when others question what God has told us. However, it’s always better just to leave it to the Lord. Stick to your convictions and have faith in your relationship. If you’re unsure, go back to the Lord for confirmation. He will direct you.

It’s also possible to become proud about the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and sometimes start using the “Holy Spirit said…” as a catch phrase. The Spirit speaks to everyone, and we just have to ensure that we’re really listening to Him and act accordingly.