It is very important that we learn how to listen and recognize what is of God compared to what is of man. In 1 Samuel 26 the Lord teaches us through the wisdom of David to insure our decisions to be of God and not to be of man. How do we do this you may ask? First we listen to what is being said and then we test it to God’s Word as we are taught in 1 Thessalonians 5.
In listening to someone that is giving direction it is vital to look beyond the immediate and to understand the future objectives before we jump on board. For if the objectives do not line up in the Word of God than the answer to the question is plain and simple. Don’t allow your decisions to be influenced by what you think you see without taking the time to understand the objectives. Always recall that when something is of God it will be serving others and that Satan will work in many ways to detour and try to stop what God is taking forward.
So before you make a decision it is wise to seek Godly council to insure the steps that you take. All someone can do is give you council and it is up to you to seek God for the confirmation you need to go forward. Don’t move without God guiding your steps in order to insure the foundation in which you stand…
James A. Harrison