When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. Acts 16:7 (NIV)
The disciples had intended to go to particular region to spread the gospel but the Holy Spirit blocked them. Spreading the gospel…now that seem like a good thing to do, especially since sharing the good news was a task given them. But their ability to go to that region was not hinder by some human but by the spirit f God.
Why would the Spirit stop us from doing a good thing? I can’t answer why certain places are off limits to us but what this passage does emphasize to me is the importance of being sensitive to God’s leading. There are many good things in which one can be involved and those good things can correspond to our particular personal assignment. Yet it might not be the right thing for us to undertake at a certain time, in particular place or with given person.
But don’t let the no not there stop us.
When the spirit intervened in their plan, Paul and his companions didn’t just sit there and stew and refuse to do their assignment.
How many times have we pouted and refused to complete an assignment because we couldn’t do according to our own plans?
Are there some good things you are doing but you are feel as if it might not be the right time?
What Other’s Are Sharing
- The Importance of Being F.A.T. (atreadmark.wordpress.com)