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Look beyond what you see with your natural eyes. Listen with your spiritual ears. Keep your antenna up for God's perfect direction in your life.
Just because an opportunity presents itself for which we are qualified does not necessarily mean that it is God's will for us to accept it. Many times circumstances "line up" and everything looks good, yet it doesn't seem right.

In such cases, we need to hear from God. That's why I say that divine direction is really heard and not seen. We Christians should be more interested in the unseen than we are in the things that are visible.

The only safe way to decide which direction to go is by learning to distinguish between the voices we hear. There are always three sources of voices:
  1. There's God's voice
  2. Our own voice
  3. And the devil's voice.
We must learn to distinguish among these three.

We must choose to eliminate all foggy areas in our lives. This is the key to being able to see and think clearly. Fog is very dangerous to drive into, especially a spiritual fog.

We believers should choose to build on what we hear on the inside, not what we see on the outside.

There's a big difference between having an ability to do something, and being called and anointed to do it.

As you have sat in church, you may have seen someone who has an ability sing, but that is not necessarily evidence that the person has been called of God to the life of a singer. A gift is not a call.

I am not suggesting that when we have the ability to do something that God isn't directing us to use that ability. But ability should not be the only criterion for deciding whether or not we make a particular choice.

Not only does the Lord give us a road map, He also provides direction signals, information signs, a vehicle, fuel, and time to get to our destination.

We need to be sensitive to what lies in the unseen. Many people have walked right over rich pools of oil or veins of gold, not realizing what lay just beneath their feet. Their vision was too limited. They only saw the ground, not the treasure hidden in it.

Look beyond what you see with your natural eyes. Listen with your spiritual ears. Keep your antenna up for God's perfect direction in your life.

Source: An Enemy Called Average by John Mason
Excerpt permission granted by Insight Publishing Group

Author Biography

John Mason
Web site: Insight International
John Mason is a highly regarded international speaker, minister, professional author coach and best-selling author. He is the founder and president of Insight International and Insight Publishing Group.

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