The teen years are full of decisions. Big ones, like should I go to college? If so, where? What should I study? If I don't go to college, what job should I take? What classes should I take in high school? Should I date this guy? Should I go to this party? And on and on and on.
One of the greatest blessings of following Jesus is that we have Holy Spirit to guide us in every decision we make. He knows the plans the Father has for our future, and Holy Spirit will lead us in the direction of those plans if we allow Him to do so.
After following the Lord for almost 46 years, I've learned this: There are really only two things we need to do to make wise choices:
1) Listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit;
2) Obey the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Listen and Obey. If we do these two things, we will never make a wrong decision in our life.
How do you listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit? First of all, you have to get to know His voice. How did you get to know your mother's voice or your best friend's voice? By spending time with them. We get to know a person by spending time with that person.
The same is true of Holy Spirit. We get to know His voice by spending time with Him.
Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity. He is the one we tend to forget about because
we sometimes forget He is a Person. We may think of Him as a floating cloud or a breath of air or a dove or a tongue of fire. The truth is Holy Spirit is a Person, and a powerful one at that!
Get to know Holy Spirit! Get to know Him well. He is your friend, your counselor, your helper, your advocate, and your guide on the road of life. As you follow Him closely, you will make wise choices that will lead you into the great destiny for which God created you.
Now, it's your turn: Can you name a time when listening and obeying Holy Spirit's voice kept you from making a wrong decision? Please share your experience with our fellow Gabriel Girls. You can post your comment in the box below. Thanks! :)
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