How can I know if I’m listening to my heart or the Holy Spirit?

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The voice of the Holy Spirit is different than the voice of the heart. Here are some guidelines that would help show this difference:

A-The Holy Spirit will always be in harmony with the Scriptures: “To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isaiah 8:20).

B-The Holy Spirit will guide you in the right path: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105).

C-The Holy Spirit will be confirmed by the advice of godly people: “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14).

D-The Holy Spirit will be supported by God’s providence and open doors: “I came … to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 2:12).

E-The Holy Spirit will fulfill the godly desires of your heart: “May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose” (Psalm 20:4).

F-The Holy Spirit will lead you to have trust in God: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5, 6).

G-The Holy Spirit will glorify God and not glorify self: “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

H-The Holy Spirit is patient and not pushy: “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

I-The Holy Spirit will invite you to walk in love towards God and man: “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment” (Mark 12:30).

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