Spiritual Sensitivity: Getting answers from God

To be spiritually sensitive means to have the ability to perceive and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit in all situations. A spiritually sensitive person is always in tune with God’s heart. A believer is expected to know when the things heard are from God or from self.

Often times, we pray to God when we already have answered those prayers ourselves which is not right. We are not expected to ask for instructions when we have already decided on what we want to do. It is better to ask according to His leading, His will which is the case when we are spiritually sensitive when it comes to our prayers (prayer structure).

Most believers have restricted spiritual sensitivity to only situations that involves hearing from God neglecting the fact that we are to ask according to His will. How will this be done if one is insensitive to know what God will have you pray about? When we pray to God, according to His will as established in 1 John 5:14 we are expected to get answers. If it seems as we don’t get answers, we are often quick to say that God hasn’t heard our prayers.

Often times, it is our approach towards receiving our answers that hinders us from hearing what God says.

Most people have put God in a box by limiting how they think He answers to some certain ways. Coming to the conclusion that if God doesn’t speak to us in certain ways then we need to keep praying till He speaks to us in the way we are used to. Sometimes, we think we do not even get answers because what we expect God to tell us is the “whole” instruction. When we hear just a phrase or a word or a sentence, we don’t act because we feel we haven’t heard the complete answer from God.

God has given us wisdom and so He expects us to use that wisdom in all things we do including in our relationship with Him.

In 1 Samuel 23:7-13, King Saul was to go to where David was to kill him. David heard and asked God for what he should do. God gave him an answer. The answer he got was plain, it was without an instruction. God told him what would happen (knowledge) and David applied wisdom. Most of us are busy praying about issues we have gotten answers on but have failed to see the answers because they did not come in the way we expect it to come.

Some might have even gotten words but are still praying because they need to get the instruction attached to the Word. Why not start working with the Word you got first? God said He will bless the work of our hands. He didn’t expressly say we should work but wisdom will make you work because it is your work that He will bless not your hands.

You don’t have to always think your answers will come in a spectacular way. It can come in the simplest of ways. Don’t be an hindrance to your answers because you are being insensitive to how the Holy Spirit works in answering prayer. He said “My sheep knows my voice” (John 10:27). So if you are truly sure you are His sheep then it shouldn’t matter how you got your answer or if the answer seems incomplete. Just take it and work with it.

It takes a level of relationship with the Father to not get confused in situations where it seems like we do not have answers yet. Be spiritually alert so as to know when the Holy Spirit drops your answer in any form. You want to receive answers, open up, don’t box God and keep waiting for Him to answer you in the way you want.

You are to conform to Him, not make decisions for Him or get stereotyped to a way you think He can only answer you through. Be spiritually sensitive while waiting for an answer because anything is possible and can be used when it comes to God.

Remember “He uses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and He hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty” (1 Corinthians 1:27). God doesn’t have to always work in the way that seems meaningful to you. All He requires of you after praying according to His will is for you to be sensitive because His move cannot be predicted.

Isaiah 55:8-9 says,

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts”.

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