Today I heard a minister say that we are often hindered because we are led by "the pressure of the saints, rather than being led by the Holy Spirit".
Reread that. It is powerful!
He gave a very personal example of how he, as a pastor, would let fear of what his congregation might think, negatively influence what he should do even when he knew he should do it. This is so true for all of us!
How often fear stops people from stepping forward in faith, or stops them from going where they think God is leading them in their lives. This is quite clear even here on this page, when people share their fears about being confronted with negative feedback about a pregnancy, for example.
Oh that we would stand in the truth and be led by the Spirit!
"The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe." Pr 29:25. Strengthen us all dear LORD to not be led by the "pressure of the saints" or the world for that matter! Love Michelle +1 - I love my new signature...Thank YOU LORD!