I want to share with you something that the Lord has been impressing upon my heart recently that I been teaching here in our Prophetic Gathering of Eagles in Austin. One of benefits that we have as being children of God, is the privilege of God guiding us through life. I mean, think about it. How much of our time that we spend with God is spent in seeking direction from Him? What I have found out is that most people have not been developed and trained in what it means to be a Spirit Led Man. ( I am not making reference to gender but to your inner man) And because of that reason we end up seeking and asking God to bail us out of situations that He didn't lead us into. However, if we become trained and understand what it means to be a Spirit Led- Man; then I believe you can experience success, victory and the abundance of God in every aspect of your life.
There has been much damage that has been done in the lives people that has said that they have been 'led by the Holy Spirit." to do something, and they may say " I feel God is leading me"
People use that phrase " God led me", or "I feel led to..." so casually, that it has lost it's significance.
People say this in order to give credibility to what they are doing, as if to gives a stamp of approval. Only to find out later that they now have changed their minds, experienced a major defeat, and that the Holy Spirit must be schizophrenic, because now they are contradicting themselves, and doing exactly the opposite of what they said the Holy Spirit is leading them.This abdicates any responsibility for their lack of maturity. Many people that say they are being led by the Spirit when in reality they are only being led by their own impulses which are born out of frustration, panic fear, and mostly lack of seeking the Lord and waiting for and answer from him. Their natural impulses have not met the cross and thus they mistake their own impulses for the leading of the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit speaks, He is the Spirit of Truth!
James. 1: 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is variation or shadow or turning"
The dimension of the Kingdom of God is a spiritual dimension. God has given us the gift of the senses(touch, taste, smell, hearing, visual) that help us come into contact and function in the realm and environment if this physical kingdom we live in. He has also given us spiritual senses to aid us in coming into contact and being able to function in the spiritual kingdom we are now a part of. Without the awareness and understanding of these spiritual senses we end up trying to function in the Kingdom of God with our natural senses.
Romans 8: 14 For as many as are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
Becoming led by the Spirit of God is the trademark and birthright of every born again believer. It is also the call and sign of maturity. This is what differentiates those that are born again, spirit filled, spirit led, from any other form of religion.
When you read through the Word and see how God led his people. He told Elijah, turn, go eastward, hide yourself by the brook called Cherith. If he didn't turn eastward, he would have missed his provision. See how the Spirit of God was leading the church in Acts. He led men, down a certain street, to a certain house, to a certain person. Jesus didn't even go to Lazarus until the Spirit Led him.
God has made you in such a way, that you now have the ability to function not in only in this physical world, but also in the dimension of the Spiritual Kingdom of God which is a superior reality. This was the heart of the prayer of the Apostle Paul:
Eph. 1: 18-19 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.
Finally, are we to seek God for direction. Absolutely! In all your ways acknowledge Him and He SHALL DIRECT your paths. Make a commitment to be a Spirit Led man, and check your impulses and make sure they are of God. I pray that your spiritual senses will be opened and that you will be governed by the Spirit of God, and you will experience the Fullness of Christ.