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If you were to Google the statement, “Let Him Lead”, you will find article after article about how as women we should allow the man to “take the lead” in our relationships. However, I want to focus on the term, “Let Him Lead” in a biblical sense. So, let’s begin by looking at Proverbs 6:8 CEV, which says:
Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow. Don’t ever think that you are wise enough but respect the Lord and stay away from evil. This will make you healthy, and you will feel strong.
But I’d like for us to look a little deeper, as the Holy Spirit continues to ask me, are you sure that you are ready? The other morning, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine and it appears that the Holy Spirit has asked her the same question that He had asked me and He may be asking you the same question(s); Are we ready for what He has planned for us, as it applies to our lives, careers, new business, new ministry, new relationship or in taking any or all of that to the next level?
I believe that we all have been preparing, but we may have moved without our Guide. Some of us may have taken on His responsibilities, that of the Holy Spirit and not ours, simply because He wasn’t moving fast enough. Others may have been reluctantly obedient, like me. Reluctance is brought on by fear and apprehension because we have not totally trusted God with His plan for our lives. Why? Because it’s impossible to Trust the Lord with our whole heart, without the Power of the Holy Spirit. We must “let Him lead!
I had a new revelation, which I’m almost embarrassed to admit… when we say that all that we need is already in us, although it is true that the Lord has put in us, our gifts, talents, and abilities, without the Holy Spirit, that will not have the power as the Lord intended. I realize now that I may have mis-spoke if I have given you the impression that we can accomplish what the Lord has called us to do without the Holy Spirit leading, guiding, and directing us on how we use and apply all that the Lord has put inside of us.
What’s very interesting is that in most cases, we’ve prayed and asked the Lord for His help, but when the Holy Spirit speaks to us, we still try to break it down into pieces that are within our control, instead of applying exactly what He’s said to us and allowing Him to lead us through it.
So, what’s the answer, we must stop trying to control the outcome, as we are able to comprehend it. For our vision to come to fruition, for us to bear good fruit, we must not be afraid or fearful when the Lord wants to expand our territory and extend our borders. He has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. Our assignment requires His anointing, and our calling requires God’s Power, the Power of the Holy Spirit, neither of which can we accomplish within our own power. The Bible says:
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6Philippians 1:6
In all of this, the most important, extremely critical element, He commands that we Love Him…
Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.Deuteronomy 6:4-5
“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’[a] This is the first and greatest commandment.Matthews 22:36-38
Then, in John 13, Jesus, himself, said…
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”John 13:34-35
Although our patterns of worship may be very different, I think some of us were taught things that we thought the Lord required of us that has made our worship a lot more complicated than it needs to be. It’s simply starts with a little talk with Jesus, telling him all about our troubles, remember that song, just talk to him!…”Let us tell Him about our troubles, He will hear our faintest cry and He will answer by and by, Now when you feel a little prayer wheel turning and you know a little fire is burning, you will find a little talk with Jesus makes it all right…” written by Reverend Cleavant Derrick, who sold it in 1936 for roughly $50.00 (a little-known fact).
Ultimately, we must know our God as not only a Father, who comforts us when we’re in pain but also one who will chastise us when we get it wrong. Asking him to lead us in ALL we do and stop trying to do it without Him, and trusting Him with entire being. I believe that there is a Holy Ghost shift going on, which I think started with the pandemic. He is really trying to get our attention, so that we understand that we must be ready to walk purposefully into what God has for us.
The Holy Spirit keeps showing me that there are several women who may just be so busy living life that they’ve lost sight of living on purpose. For most women, it not from a lack of trying, she make time for her devotionals in the morning, she finds a moment or two to pray in the evening, she goes to church faithfully on Sunday, but with whatever time she has left in her 24-hour day, it is extremely difficult to prioritize those things that the Lord has told her to do. So, you may be asking yourself, what on earth could the Lord possibly expect from her? She just may have to ask Him, because unless we “Let Him lead” us, we assume that we are doing everything that He wants us to do when the Holy Spirit may be trying to pull us into an entirely different direction.
We must realize the magnitude of our assignment and that we can’t accomplish within our own power and control. For us to keep moving forward, we must no longer operate business as usual but know that we are hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit, even as I speak, so Let Him Lead you!