I’ve often said that you wouldn’t ask a blind man for directions; so why do children of God ask blind people to proofread and validate our visions? Seriously!
God has planted a Divine purpose in each one of us. In the process of determining what that is, we often turn to worldly folk and ask them to confirm our gifts and talents. Even if they see them, what would make us think that they’d want to see us use them to glorify a God they have yet to believe in?
They’d be more likely to put a New Age spin on it and tell us about some natural healer they know who dabbles in Reiki and yoga and suggest we go get our tarot cards read to have our energy adjusted and our future revealed. Is that really what you want?
1 Cor. 2:14 in the New King James Version says, “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” If you want to understand spiritual things, you seek spiritual counsel. You go to the Lord in prayer first and let Him direct you to the Godly counsel that He trusts to guide you in the flesh.
To run to a person before you run to the Father is out of order. No man knows what’s best for you, especially if it related to God’s plans for your life. All the answers you need can be found in God’s Word through prayer; and then confirmed by Godly counsel. The world is unable to provide such wisdom because they view our faith as foolishness.
We must guard the gifts entrusted to us and nurture them as we would a newborn babe. Recognize how precious each gift is to the body and the Father. Raise up your gift to maturity so that you might bless as many as possible and expand His kingdom.
After all, that is the reason He gave it to you and not someone else. He trusted you to be obedient and use it in a way that only you can. Don’t allow the blind to lead the blind. May the eyes of your understanding be enlightened today.