It is so important to really hear GOD speak because it protects me from mistakes.
The Bible says in Job 33.14, 17-18 (LB), “GOD speaks...causing them to change their minds, and keeping them from pride, and...from falling into some trap.”
If you listen, GOD will warn you in advance and you’ll avoid a whole lot of mistakes in life, if you really start tuning into GOD. He’ll tell you.
A few years back, I had the opportunity to go to another church from where I was pastoring at the time. It was a larger church and I went and interviewed with the board and they gave a unanimous vote to bring my name before all the members. On the Saturday night right before they were to vote on us on Sunday morning, I was in deep prayer and I had within me a deep sense that this was a mistake, that it just wasn’t right, so I called my superior and told him I was sorry but I didn’t want them to vote on me.
I know beyond all doubt that it would have been a big mistake. I was where GOD wanted me at the time. GOD stopped me from making a big mistake.
I can’t tell you how many times I have been saved from making major mistakes. If you listen to GOD it will save you a lot of mistakes.
Just a thought from the front porch…