The Spirit Of The Lord
9. He Leads
Those who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s children. Romans 8:14
For us to be led by the Spirit of God means we always have to follow the word of God, His voice and direction. We see Him as our Lord, head, leader master, director and controller. If we do not put Him first in everything we do, it means we are not being led by Him. He should always be in front and we must always be behind following Him and His footsteps. If He turns right we turn right not left. To be able to do this, we must hear His voice and let Him direct us in all our ways and paths.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Psalm 37:23
Divine direction and counsel should be active in our lives apart from following the written word of God. It is those who are led by the Spirit of God that know their callings in life and follow God’s plans for their lives. If we are deaf to His voice and leading, we won’t know which way to go. We will be so blind and we will keep shifting according to the wind and copying others.
Some people are in ministries they should not be in. Some people are in jobs and countries that they should not be in and some people are in marriages that are outside God’s plan for their lives. They are not led and encounter all sorts of frustrations because they are led by their own flesh,desires, dreams and ambitions, Some people are even led by defeat and laziness, they go into activities, jobs and vocations that seem to be the easiest.
A vocation that seems easy to one man might seam difficult to another man. And a vocation that seems difficult to one man might seem easy to another man. Every Job and vocation is good provided it adds value to man and society. However, do not go into a job or vacation because it seems to be the easiest. Find out God’s plan for your life and follow it.
Every man born into this world has God given vocations, callings and talents. We are at our best when we are in the vocation that was assigned to us by God. Because we have our own will, we can get into activities and vocations that we have no business being in. This leads to struggles and frustrations.
When we live according to the leading of the Holy Spirit in God’s plan and vocations, a higher level of grace will be available. When we are in God’s plan for our lives, we must also pray for all grace to be available and to complete our own individual race or assignment regardless of what it is – teacher, doctor, preacher, scientist etc. Paul even knew when his assignment was coming to an end. That is the height of being led by the Holy Spirit.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7
My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. John 4:34
I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20: 23-24
Being led by the Holy Spirit makes life sweet and easy. It is the secret of success and many have tapped into this vast ocean of grace. May we recognise that the Holy Spirit is our leader and allow Him to lead us daily. I can firmly guarantee that if you let Him lead you, He will take you into the doorstep of success, peace and joy. May we all finish our individual races and fulfil our destinies in Jesus name.