Once again I am challenged by Chuck Swindoll's blog and had to share it with you...
"Do you ever have those inner promptings when the Spirit of God urges you in a very specific direction? The book of Jude offers a wonderful example of the powerful prompting of the Holy Spirit: Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. (Jude 3)
Jude started to write a letter to Christians about salvation, about the finished work of Christ on the cross. That was his original plan...until the Holy Spirit prompted him to do otherwise.
Granted, Jude was inspired, and we’re not. But God still prompts us to follow a certain direction. No audible voice. No image of Jesus in an enchilada. Nothing mystical or magical. But as you are moving along and trusting Him, you stay sensitive to the quiet, yet all-important prompting of God through His Holy Spirit. By doing so, you may well sense inner promptings.
Nothing wrong with planning. Nothing wrong with thinking it through. There’s everything right and wise about listing all the pros and cons. But stay sensitive to God’s leading. His plans may be different than yours. By the way, His are always better."
Find out more about Chuck Swindoll at www.insight.org