Led by the Spirit

St. Paul exhorts believers to be filled, led by the Spirit of God. (Romans 8:14; Ephesians 5:18) He warns against grieving the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 4:30) In practical Christian life, many disciples experience hindrances. Unable to walk in Spirit, they falter and sometimes fail. (Galatians 5:25) This is an essential discipline; a disciple should strictly follow.
Knowledge: Many disciples consider themselves knowledgeable and super-intelligent. Hence, they do not want to be led or depend on the Spirit of God. Those who claim to be wise would make themselves look like fools. (Romans 1:22)
Past experiences: Some disciples have been successful in a specific context. Hence, they assume they can respond as before and fail. Past success is not guaranteed for present victory; hence it is essential to learn and submit to the guidance of the Spirit of God.
Busyness: There are many believers who lack discipline of prayer, bible reading and seeking the will of God. They are busy with many things, without the discernment to prioritize spiritual aspects of life.
Do not ask: Lord is a loving God who wishes to hear our requests and grant them. Many people do not cherish this marvellous relationship and nurture the habit of having conversations with God. The Bible teaches that believers should open their mouth, ask, and receive. (Psalms 81:10; Matthew 7:7) God without discrimination provides wisdom for all those who ask. (James 1:5)
Surrender: Disciples are expected to surrender their all to be led by the Spirit. There are many areas of life that are not controlled and led by the Spirit of God.
Stubbornness: The Holy Spirit does not keep on struggling with stubborn and rebellious people. (Genesis 6:3)
Do not wait: There are others who are restless. They are unable to wait for the Spirit to guide them. David had to wait until the sound of the marching on the top of mulberry trees, then proceed to war. (II Samuel 5:24) Going ahead of God is a recipe for disaster.
Am I being led by the Spirit of God?