In our calm and steady mind, most of us would be able to discern whether what we read on books or what we hear is of worthy nature but let’s not deny that there will be times in our lives where we may swallow every information without discerning them. Those times would be the times where we enter a place of desperation and utter frustration and we frantically look for guidance and wisdom just so we could rise from own muddy pit.
“I have been in this pit for too long, is there anything I’m doing wrong? Is there anything else I could do?” You try to find answers, you read, you seek and you ask. There is nothing wrong in that, God sees your heart desire to rise out of your own circumstances.
Don’t run to erroneous doctrines and swallow them word by word. Everything needs to be tested. If you are frustrated and anxious, question your motives because the Holy Spirit operates in peace even in amidst of trials and the turmoil of confusion. Are you trying to make things happen by your own strength and within your own time?
Seek a personal revelation with God; let Him reveal the right answer for you. Discernment that comes from God is truthful and reliable. He will lead the Holy Spirit within us to guide us to the path He has planned for us. Wait on Him and seek your personal revelation. He will not show up late as He understands the urgency of your pleas.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
but test them all; hold on to what is good
- Irene Soon