In our walk of purpose on this earth as believers, God’s leading is something that is actually needed and indispensable for a successful walk. When we talk about God’s leading, we are talking about supernatural guidance.
It is important to clearly understand what the Bible says concerning the Believer and God’s leading. One thing we should never forget is that we are defined solely by God’s word. Who we are, what we have, and what we can do is defined by God’s word. We are not defined by psychology, philosophies, cultures and traditions. We find all about ourselves only in God’s word. Amen!
God’s word is our mirror. James 1:22-25 says,
“(But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deeds”.
Now, one differentiating factor between the believers and unbelievers is the indwelling of the Spirit of God in the life of the believer. The believer is the Man that has God’s spirit within him. As 2 Corinthians 6:14-16 puts it that,
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people”.
In the Book of John, we see Jesus talked about the Holy Spirit as a guide and a counselor; One who leads one.
John 14:26 in the Amplified Bible version says,
“But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you”.
It is worth knowing that we having the Holyspirit in us means we have the guide in us. We have the Counselor. The One that is full of counsels, in us. Therefore, we don’t lack counsels. Why? The one that is full of counsels (The Holy Spirit) resides permanently in us.
As believers, we are by nature led by the Spirit of God. Romans 8:14 says,
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God”.
God’s spirit in us makes God’s leading in us. The Spirit is at work in us to lead us and to guide us through.
A person who is born again never lacks direction or God’s leading. God’s leading is in him because he has God’s spirit within him. A believer has the light of life in him (light means clarity). He is never in darkness or lacking (not having) direction.
John 8:12 says,
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life”.
A believer shouldn’t waste time praying “God come and lead me”. Why? Because God is faithful with His word. He’s in us to lead us. He’s said it, He’s faithful to do it. Instead the Believer should pray for himself/herself to know the leading of God and also follows the leading of God.
Proverbs 20:5 says,
“Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out”.
That is, counsels in the heart of a man is full and never shallow or empty. However, a man of understanding will draw it out. How do we draw out counsels? In the place of prayer.
When we pray, we pray to know the leading of God and to yield to the leading of God.
Colossians 1:9 says,
“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding”
Let us go in this consciousness of knowing that we have got God’s leading in us at all times. That we never walk in darkness but in the Light of life. With this, we will be able to fulfill God’s plan here on earth successfully and victoriously.