How to Hear the Holy Spirit
The Danger of Someone Else Getting a Message from God for You
Questions for class discussion:
Can you share an experience when someone gave you unsolicited advice and you felt uncomfortable with it? Or when you asked for help discerning God’s will and the response you got made you feel uneasy? How do you know that the uneasiness (lack of peace) was a warning from the Holy Spirit? What are the warning signs that the other person was not serving as the voice of the Spirit?
I asked a friend for advice about a particular relationship I was actually afraid of getting into. This friend I asked was not a Catholic nor a Christian. She immediately told me not to get into it. I was shocked with her answer and immediately felt uneasy; I just knew it was not right. But at that time in my life I was under a terrible emotional turmoil and I too did not want to be burdened with a new relationship, hence I followed her advice. But years later, somehow this friendship developed, and I realized how wrong I was to have asked that friend of mine. I guess sometimes people have their own selfish motives. The warning sign was the uneasiness I felt instantly. But I was blinded by my own desires!
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