How Do We Discern ? I know this is a question we all ask - How do I discern God's personal will ? First of all look at Proverbs 3: 5-6 ..... Trust in the LORD with ALL your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in All your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight OUr guidance depends on God .... not us . He tells us - " He will direct our paths ' But how? Well, when we put our trust in Him, focus upon Him , make Him first in our lives , honour and obey His Word and patttern our lives in such a way as to give Him all the praise , honour and glory . When we desire the things of God instead of the world our whole being is turned around delighting in the Lord instead of our desires . Like David said " Delight yourself in the Lord , and He will give you the desires of your heart " Psalm 37 :4 . But not worldly desires, but heartfelt desires to please Christ no matter what the cost. Ok .... How do we know if it is just our thinking is really from God ? First : I would say - Does our desire line up with scripture ? Second : What do my inner convictions say ? And there again I need to refer to scripture . Thirdly : Do my present circunstances allow me to venture out with out neglecting relationships and obligations? Fourthly : What do releiable friends and others say ? We can listen to their advice , weigh the situation , pray but bottom line we must trust the Lord to deliver the right decision cause it is us who own the decision . Some more questions to ask oneself - Am I the benificary or does my desision enable me to serve others? Will this decison draw me deeper into a walk with Jesus or draw me away from Him ?