Too many times we set ourselves up for missing God and what He has for us to do because we let our reasoning get in the way. Nowhere in the word does God tell us to judge His Word by our five physical senses or our intellect or emotions. All of that is reasoning and can lead us down the wrong path.
God has so graciously given us His Holy Word and Holy Spirit to lead and guide us along the path He has ordained for us. But He will never override our free will to do things our way – no matter how dumb it may be!
Now, on the other hand, the enemy – the devil – will influence, bombard, and coerce us to do wrong. So what can we do to thwart his plans and save ourselves a lot of heartache?
First, know that God’s Word has all the answers to what we will ever need to be victorious in this life on planet earth. But, it’s up to us to get into the Word and dig around to find out what God has already said and promised us. And this, dear brothers and sisters, takes time and diligence. Not everyone is willing to put time and effort into discovering what God has for them and His way of leading them to victory in every area of their lives.
Too many Christians are content to just go along with the status quo and muddle through life, waiting for the Rapture. This ought not so to be. God has so much more for us. He actually has a life worth living for you that would astound you if you knew it!
Another thing is that when you do get a Word from the Lord about you situation, don’t let your reasoning talk you out of it. Check out His Word for confirmation and wait on Him for further leadings. The Holy Spirit is right there to help you.
We are to be led by the witness in our re-born spirit – not worldly outside influences and feelings. This only comes with practice. You have to practice hearing from the Lord so that you know the difference between His voice and the worldy reasoning. His leading comes from your spirit – your heart. Reasoning come from your head!
Many times we can look back and remember when, before we made a mistake or blunder, there was that “still small voice” inside telling us not to do it. I call it red flashing lights. So, why did we override it? Because we “reasoned” it out and chose the wrong solution. Been there, done that! And I don’t want to do that again. My heart is to listen the first time and save myself a lot of heartache. But more than that, I want to please God by walking in faith and obeying His Word.
[Note: You are a spirit; you have a soul – your mind, will, emotions, and you live in a body.]
2 Corinthians 2:11 (KJV) 11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
1 Kings 19:12 (KJV) 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
Romans 7:22 (KJV) 22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
1 Thessalonians 5:23 (KJV) 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 4:12 (KJV) 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.