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Old 02-06-2012, 06:38 AM   #1
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Read | Psalm 25:12

How can you be sure you’re making the right decision? Sometimes it may seem as if God plays hide and seek when we’re trying to know His will, but that’s not the way He operates. He wants to give us clear direction. The real question is, What do you need to do to hear His voice?

Clear the pathway. We have two main obstacles that hinder our discernment: sin in our life and our own strong desires about the situation. To receive the Lord’s guidance, we must repent of all known sin and make our desires secondary to His.

Exercise patience. Sometimes it takes a great deal of strength to stand still when everything within you is shouting, “Hurry! Time is running out!” But if you rush ahead of God, you may miss His will.

Persist in prayer. The Bible clearly instructs us to keep coming to the Lord with our concerns. As we continue to pray, He will gradually weed out anything confusing until we come to His conclusion about the matter.

Search the Scriptures. The Word of God has an answer for every need, and the Holy Spirit knows just how to point us in the right direction. I (Charles Stanley) remember times while I was reading the Bible that a verse jumped off the page and supplied the exact answer I needed to make an important decision.

So often when we’re faced with a critical choice, all we want from the Lord is a quick answer. But He delights to meet with us in order to deepen our relationship with Him. Don’t let the urgency of your need keep you from enjoying the intimacy of His presence as you seek His will.

Have A Blessed Day!
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:42 AM   #2
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Needed this. Big decision weighing on me. Thanks
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:01 AM   #3
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Goood information. Thank you Bill.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #4
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:52 PM   #5
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Gonna have to study on that one awhile.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:54 PM   #6
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:16 PM   #7
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This is a difficult subject to unpack and get our minds wrapped around. We must know His voice and how it sounds. If a close friend or family member hollers at us from afar, how come we can identify this voice, but not Gods voice? We must also know the devils voice as well, just something to chew on.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:36 PM   #8
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This is a difficult subject to unpack and get our minds wrapped around. We must know His voice and how it sounds. If a close friend or family member hollers at us from afar, how come we can identify this voice, but not Gods voice? We must also know the devils voice as well, just something to chew on.
It is a tough one. Hearing God's voice is something you have to practice. There is too much busy chatter going on in our minds to hear him clearly. The enemy's voice is clear-its the one telling me to eat the rest of the chocolate cake.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:43 AM   #9
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Thanks for the thought provoking reading. I've been seeking guidance for a big decision, and I need to make sure that His path is what I'm seeking - not my own navigating.
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