I end up in a lot of conversations both casually and through coaching, and a very common theme I have observed is how often there is an underlying fear in the person that led them to make their “prayerful” decision.
I say “prayerful” because although they prayed and gave it to the Lord, the direction they felt they were supposed to go did not go well.
Not only have I had to learn this in my own life by reflecting back and learning how many times I made decisions based on what I saw and felt, believing the Lord was in it when He wasn’t. I discovered a common theme. I found that I had an underlying fear that led me to each particular, wrong decision. It was not the Holy Spirit that was nudging me, it was from a place of fear in my own heart.
Here’s the truth: If we have fear or worry in our hearts and minds we will not be able to make sound judgment with any decisions, and we will not be able to hear God’s lead clearly.
This is just the truth.
We cannot operate in fear and live by faith simultaneously. This will cloud our judgement, and distort what God is trying to say.
We have to identify and remove fear first, finding that sweet spot with a sound mind where the “what-if’s” are no longer running through our thoughts.
From there we can still ourselves in God’s presence, hear His voice clearly, and know the direction to go.
Praying for you who are in a season where you are making tough decisions. Praying God’s peace over you, and declaring a sound mind so you can hear the lead of our Heavenly Father clearly.