I recently went through a situation in which I’d made a decision on something and I sought out the advice of others to receive direction/ guidance in this particular area. Well this one friend, though knowledgeable and helpful in this area, gave me advice (that was not so good) based upon her experience. It didn’t sit well in my spirit. I’d allowed it to plant doubt and fear in my heart. As a result, I didn’t go through with it. It was only later when an opportunity presented itself and I was denied that I realized I had allowed someone to talk me out of a blessing.
Ever went through a situation in which God was leading you to do something and you didn’t because you allowed someone to talk you out of it? “Oh, that’s not going to work? I tried it and it didn’t work. Why you doing that? That’s hard…” All of the riff raft you know you shouldn’t be listening to but because someone in whom you’ve trusted said no, you decided to value their opinion instead of trusting God.
Never allow someone to talk you out of your blessings. Everyone have experiences that are uniquely designed for them. That’s why it’s a personal experience. You can be in the same situation but have a different result, outcome, and perspective all because that situation is designed specifically for you. What God has for you, it’s for you. So what you may not have the credentials for that job position. So what you may not have the right credit score for that new car or new house but if you take that leap of faith to trust Him, God will give you favor in that situation. There is favor on your life! So make sure you trust God over the opinion of others.
Seeking out the counsel of others is always important before making a decision especially if it’s one that will alter your lifestyle or state of living. However, make sure it is godly counsel. Some people will intentionally talk you out of your blessings because they don’t want to see you do better them. They may try to plant the seeds of doubt just so they can go after the blessing instead. So use spiritual discernment when seeking out advice. God’s answer will precede His peace concerning a situation.
Most importantly, remember that the journey you take in life will be one of faith not fear; it’s a faith walk. Things we encounter in life require unwavering faith. “For God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). You have to that faith that can withstand any situation, any circumstance, and in negativity that comes your way because the greater the risk, the greater your faith has to be.
Be encouraged in knowing that the God we trust is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all we can ask or think, according to the power that works in you (Ephesians 3:20-21). No matter what obstacle comes your way, trust God. And we know that all things work together for the good of them who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). As it relates to my situation, I know the favor of God is on my life and that when one door closes another will open. I’m going to trust God continue to go through my first decision (follow my first mind) and wait for another opportunity to present itself (it will.) Next time you see me just say, “Trust God.”
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