For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. – Romans 8:14 (NIV)
Does the idea of being led by God feel overwhelming? Do you struggle with the thought of how to hear God’s voice? These feelings are normal. It can be really hard to feel like you hear from God and to know that what you’re hearing is really God speaking to you and leading you.
The first thing to remember when you’re wanting to be led by God in decision making is that you’re a child of God. According to today’s Bible verse, that means God wants to lead you. So you can rest knowing that God wants to lead you.
However, you’ve got to volunteer to be led. God isn’t going to just lead you without your permission. You’ve got to tell Him that you want His guidance and be willing to listen and follow what He’s telling you to do.
Secondly, when you’re listening to God’s guidance always lines up with God’s word. God isn’t going to tell you to do something that doesn’t line up with what the Bible says. So if what you feel like God is leading you to do lines up with scripture, then you know it’s from God.
God wants to lead you into good decisions. He wants to guide you. You just have to choose to follow his leading and rest, knowing that He’s going to show you what to do.