"Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God." - Romans 8:14
The greatest sign that you and I are maturing in our walk with God is
when we can discern the difference between "good things" and
"God-things." When the people of Israel journeyed out of Egypt through
the desert, the cloud led them by day. They could move only as fast as
the cloud. If they went ahead, they went without God's presence. If they
lagged behind, they also lost God's presence.
Each of us must
have the discernment to know when God is leading in a matter, or if it
is simply a good idea. There are so many things in which you and I can
be involved, and the more successful you become, the greater the
temptations to enter into things where God has not called you.
Entrepreneurs are especially prone to see all the opportunities.
recall one time when I entered into a project that I thought was a
great idea. It would help many people. After two years, the project had
to be discontinued. It was a great lesson on understanding what projects
have God's blessing on them. There are some projects you and I might
get involved in that result in little fruit compared to the investment
put into them. That is because they may never have been birthed by the
As sons of God, we are called to be led by the
Spirit. This requires a level of dependence on God in which many of us
really do not want to invest. It requires listening, waiting, and moving
only when God's Spirit tells us to move. Workplace believers are
"action" people. We know how to get things done, but our greatest
strength can be our greatest weakness.
Today, ask God to make you
a Romans 8:14 man or woman who is led by the Spirit of God. Pray
against lagging behind or moving ahead. Ask God to reveal whether the
next project you consider is a "good thing" or a "God-thing."