5 Ways to Know if an Open Door is from God ~ Is this from God?
How to know if something is from God or not: Is this from God or not?; 5 Ways to Know if an Open door is from God. Are you wondering ~ Is this opportunity from God? Is this dream from God? Is this desire from God? Is this job from God? Is this relationship from God? Is this leading from God? Is this open door from God?
See also: Open and Closed doors in the Bible
Psalm 119:105, ESV Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
1 Kings 3:9 NKJV Give to Your servant an understanding heart… that I may discern between good and evil. (Amen!)
Dear Friends, let us always remember that not every open door is from God. No, not every seemingly good opportunity will lead to blessings and peace (Proverbs 14:12). This is not cause for panic or fear, but a friendly reminder of how important it is to trust God, seek God, and rely on God completely in all we do. So, How do you know if something is from God or not? Find below 5 Ways to help determine if something is from God or not.
1. Does it require me to be dishonest, deceitful, or unethical?
Proverbs 21:6, TLB Dishonest gain will never last, so why take the risk?
Proverbs 6:16-19, ESV There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
See Also: What Makes God sad?
2. Does it require me be hateful, unkind, or inconsiderate to others?
1 Corinthians 16:14, ESV Let all that you do be done in love. (i.e. Let love rule your life)
3. Does it require me to disobey God?
1 John 2:3, ESV And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.
4. Does it help or hurt my witness for Christ?
Does this thing require me to do something out of character as a follower of Christ?
2 Corinthians 5:20a, ESV Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.
Matthew 5:16, ESV In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
See Also: Bible Verses about Following Christ, Being an Ambassador
5. Does it require me to please man above pleasing God; Or Trust man above trusting God?
Galatians 1:10, ESV For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
See Also: Trusting God; God’s Approval, Pleasing God; Honoring & Glorifying God
Final Scripture Reminders:
James 1:5, NLT If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
Psalm 37:5, NLT Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you.
Psalm 9:10, ESV And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Dear Lord, please fill us with us your peace continually, and help us to always remember that it pays to follow you and depend on you. Help us always remember that wisdom comes from God. Please give us a spirit of discernment always. Grant us wisdom and open eyes, so we may recognize and go where you are leading. May we always be at the center of God’s will. (Amen)
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