Because everyone needs someone to cheer them on in their walk with God!
Therefore encourage one another andbuild one another up, just as you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Over the years I have experienced some hilarious situationswhere miscommunication wreaked havoc. Ihave also experienced some not-very-funny-at-all situations wheremiscommunication took place. I am sureyou have experienced the same things in your lives. Even when it comes to the things of God wecan “hear wrong”. I’ll never forget thetime Danny and I rented a building downtown based on a sign. Jesus said, more than once, "An evil andadulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to itbut the sign of Jonah the prophet.” Wehave to watch these give-me-a-sign-God situations because we can easilymisunderstand what God is communicating. We are bombarded with the noises of the world and the many voices thatvie for our attention. And we are all atdifferent stages of spiritual growth, we are human, we can make mistakes. So how do we know what we are hearing is thevoice of God giving us instructions or revelation?
One, know the Word. God is never going to tell you to do something that goes against theWord of God. When hearing from God, checkID. If it does not line up with theWord, cast that thing away from you.
Two, pray in the Spirit and get quiet and listen. Like Pastor Danny says, download from Him.
Three, take your time. The Holy Spirit is a gentleman. If you are feeling pressured to make a decision it is not God, it is the enemy.
Four, get Godly counsel. Proverbs 12:15 says the way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But awise man is he who listens to counsel. And Proverbs 11:14 where there is no guidance the people fall, But inabundance of counselors there is victory.
Remember these four things can help you communicated clearlywith the Lord. If you do make a mistake,as all of us do from time to time, go to God. Ask him to help you clean up the mess if there is one or rectifywhatever needs fixing. God loves you, hewill not be mad. It’s easier to steer amoving vehicle than one stuck in the mud (or on the pew).