Responding to God’s leading
A few years ago the Holy Spirit led me on a Sunday morning to pray for people who needed healing. Who would of known that I would stand for over an hour praying for people? God did.
No matter how experienced you are, being led by the Holy Spirit is mysterious. Even if you are sure it’s God leading you, taking that first step can be scary. Your mind is flooded with all sorts of thoughts. Your knees knock. Your palms get sweaty. Your voice may shake a little. But one thing you can be confident about is that you’ll never regret being obedient to the Holy Spirit’s leading.
No more regrets
Everyone knows that sinking feeling that comes after we didn’t do or say something that God told us to do. People have said to me, “I had a prophetic word but was too nervous to share it.” Or, “I had the interpretation to that message in tongues, but thought I was making it up.” After encouraging the person, I always say, “Don’t forget what you’re feeling right now so that next time you’ll be more willing to step out and do what God is telling you.” Then I add the following statement…
“What God is showing you is not for you, it’s for the rest of us…and we need to hear from Him!”
How are you doing with those occasions when you know God has opened a door for you to speak? It may be sharing of how you were saved, or healed, or had a prayer answered. Or, it may be an insight that only the Holy Spirit would know. If you can get beyond the hesitation, you’ll see God use you in ways that will not only bless you, but bless and impact others. The Holy Spirit needs you…we do too!