Test the Spirits
By Rick Boxx
June 2, 2011
While discussing an opportunity to hire a skilled person, some members of a board I serve on wanted to move quickly, while others wanted more information. This led to the question, “How does a board balance following the Spirit’s leading versus doing some due diligence?” We concluded doing both is critical.
Many Spirit-led people make mistakes, because they rush in to a decision without completely understanding the situation. Others miss good opportunities because they never take action.
1 John 4:1 teaches, “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
John’s wisdom is wise to heed; test the Spirit, but also be prompt in taking action.