And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.1 Corinthians 2:13
Seeking God to teach and guide oneself
Being sensitive and responsive to the convicting of the Holy Spirit
Praying to God about important decisions in life
Praying with others
Being open to God speaking to you from His Word, through His Spirit, through others, and through life circumstances
Filtering life and life decisions through the Word of God
What is the most impactful thing you have done that has made the greatest positive impact on your spiritual walk with God?
Trusting in one’s own knowledge and experience more than God
Lack of Prayer
Making important decisions without first seeking God in prayer
Lack of Input
Making important decisions without first seeking the wisdom of other Christian elders
Following one’s own understanding or the advice of others without considering if the action is in alignment with God’s Word
Refusing to follow God’s Word or the prompting of the Holy Spirit when risk or fear is involved
What is your greatest weakness or fear as it relates to being spiritually led?
Causes of Weakness
Not being born again of the Spirit of God
Difficulties trusting God
Past life experiences that have tainted one’s understanding of God or His character
Lack of role models in one’s life demonstrating how to be led by God
Past failures in hearing God and thus not trusting that one hears from God correctly
Pride in one’s own past success and abiity, and thus often not feeling the need to involve God in various life situations
Which of these weaknesses do you need to overcome?
Review the simple application steps below and choose 1 or 2 things you can do to spur yourself on to further growth.
Pray about important life decisions and believe that God will speak to you about them.
Seek out the advice of trusted Christian elders.
Ask God for direction, advice, and correction.
Obey God when He speaks to you.
Pray with others.
Spend consistent quality time with God and His Word.
Be quick to confront sin in your life.
Be humble in all things.
Show thankfulness and gratitude in all things.