So, a twitter user took to twitter to discuss today’s topic. She asked, “Was there any time someone refused to date or marry you because of what their pastor, Alfa or spiritual leader told them about you?”. For sure, a lot of people had so much to say and even stories to share. Below are some screenshots from a comment section of an Instagrammer who also shared the post on his page.
Reading the comments was just overwhelming.
First, I know it is essential that we seek God Guidance when making any decision in life, and that includes marriage. Then again God has blessed us with discernment, especially when making decisions. Hence, do we need a spiritual leader’s confirmation, especially when choosing a life partner? Why can’t we just pray for God’s Guidance, I mean by ourselves? Do you really need your pastor, shirk, or (whoever your spiritual leader might be) to intercede for you? Just like you can see from the screenshots, a lot of people have had crazy experiences.
Personally, I would rather be seeking spiritual confirmation directly from God through prayer than from a spiritual leader. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t mind seeking ‘spiritual advice’ from a religious leader, in my case, that will be my pastor. By faith, I believe they should be able to guide me through my decision and not make the decision for me. In the end, it’s my choice to make, based on the teachings of the word of God, the relationship, my values, and what’s best for me and my future.
Again, I’m not in any way discrediting our spiritual leaders. Instead, I’m here to encourage us to develop the habit of praying regarding any decision we choose to make, instead of always running to spiritual or religious leaders. We all can hear from God. One of the distinct forms of understanding God’s confirmation is associated with peace of mind. Feel free to share other ways if you know.
Well, this is my two cents, kindly share your thoughts and opinions on today’s topic. I’m curious to know your views and opinions.