God was not surprised when Adam and Eve fell in the garden. He is not surprised when you fall, either. He knows that we are all weak in our flesh and unable to live as we should on our own power. From before time began, the Lord had a plan.
Stop regretting your past, knowing that His grace was for you before time began. “…God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began” (2 Timothy 1:8-9 NKJV).
Jesus dying on the Cross was not an afterthought in a desperate last-ditch effort to save the lost. The plan to save the lost was made before all creation. The Holy Spirit being sent to guide us was also part of that plan and meant for every one of us for the time we are in.
Once you are filled with the Holy Spirit, your life will never be the same. Father God promised, “I will put my Spirit inside you. And I will help you live by my rules. You will be careful to obey my laws” (Ezekiel 36:27 ICB).
Being led by the Holy Spirit is a great privilege that was reserved for only a few before Christ but made available to everyone when Christ returned to heaven. The choice is ours on whether we are saved by Christ and then, after, whether we will be led by the Holy Spirit.
You cannot be led by the Spirit and stay where you are. Jesus said, “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth…” (John 16:13 NKJV).
If you are saved by Christ, you have the Holy Spirit. But the question is, does the Holy Spirit have you? Just as Jesus will not force you to accept His free gift of salvation, the Holy Spirit will not force you to follow Him.
You cannot be led by the Holy Spirit while walking in your flesh. “But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God)” (Galatians 5:16 AMPC).
Being led by the Holy Spirit means that you are discerning where the Holy Spirit is guiding you to go. The Holy Spirit can speak to you in a hundred ways, but the question is, will you listen? To be led, you must have His directions. You must learn to discern the voice of the Holy Spirit.
We need to be more Spirit-led and less clever in all that we do. “With every step you take, think about what he wants, and he will help you go the right way” (Proverbs 3:6 ERV).
The Holy Spirit may whisper into your heart or come to you in a dream. He may place a Scripture in your mind or illuminate the Scripture you are reading. He may speak to you through some person or bring revelation on a matter through the circumstances unfolding around you.
You can’t be led by the Spirit of God unless you listen to the Spirit of God. “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches” (Revelation 2:29 NLT).
Being led by the Holy Spirit means that you are seeking His guidance and not asking Him to bless you in the direction you have already formed in your mind you want to go. Being led means you are following. The path will rarely be the one you imagined it would be.
If we want to go higher in our faith, we must ask for directions. “Teach me to do Your will [so that I may please You], for You are my God; let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground” (Psalm 143:10 AMP).
The Holy Spirit may lead you based on your asking Him for direction. It will often not be on your timing, but it will always be on His. He may lead you to do something without you asking, and your response to His leading will determine how much He will lead you in other areas of your life.
The secret to being led by the Lord is waiting on the Lord. “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him” (Lamentations 3:25 NASB).
If you keep making wrong turns, then you’ll keep ending up in the wrong place. This is not just a question of sin but of being in God’s will for your life. The Holy Spirit will lead you if you would only determine in your mind that you would start that today. Pray for His leading.
If you don’t wait for the leading of the Lord, who knows where you’ll end up. “The holy God of Israel, the Lord who saves you, says: ‘I am the Lord your God, the one who wants to teach you for your own good and direct you in the way you should go'” (Isaiah 48:17 GNT).
Being led by the Holy Spirit will lead you into a whole new life here on earth. There is nothing better than being guided by the supernatural power of God in your life. The only regret that you will ever have is that you waited so long before being led by the Spirit of God.
The Holy Spirit will lead us, but it is up to us to follow Him. “For all who are allowing themselves to be led by the Spirit of God are sons of God” (Romans 8:14 AMP).
Blessings to you,