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Obey Man Or God

Will God speak to me- testing me, will I obey Him or man. My Pastor - from large Church and my husband both say differently about the ministry God has called me too? Say continue what I'm doing;"I'm called" But, I get peace in another less attractive ministry. One I don't want to go too.

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 ---Linda3939 on 9/6/06
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We should always obey God rather than Man. God has given each one of His kids a gift to use in His Kingdom. Some several gifts. So we cannot say we don't have anything to do. We all can serve Christ in some way.
---Robyn on 5/18/07

Well if you don't feel peace in this ministry this is not for you. You need to serve where you feel comfortable. This way you will feel up and ready to do your best for Christ. With his help, of course. You have to have the conviction in your own heart, I think. No one is responsible for your ministry but yourself. God has a plan for each one of our lives. Only you can do what God has called you for.
---Robyn on 5/18/07

Linda, I can empathize with you. How can your husband or your pastor know what the will of God is for your life. I would obey what God placed in my heart. He has something special for all His children and if all His children would obey, what a wonderful world we could live.
---shira_9639 on 5/18/07

Jerry there is not much in the scripture about what happened to paul the fourteen years he was away, I got my information from a history book that was written By eye witness accounts of happenings to the church the first 300 years. I never use these things as doctrine and always point out they are not in the Bible. I would have said this before but I forgot.
---Exzucuh on 9/9/06

Exzucuh, where is the verse for that?
---Jerry on 9/9/06

Peter sent paul away saying to wait for their instruction, he waited eight years,on them and no word, finally hearing from the Holy Ghost paul went to the Gentiles. If I was you I would obey God rather than man, just be sure it,s God. Ministry is more sacrifice than it is anything else. Peace is not a way to Judge, you need to hear from God.
---Exzucuh on 9/8/06

Linda ... I agree with Dottie, and remember that we can talk to God direct. That includes listening to him.
Your pastor no coubt criticises Roman Catholic priests for setting themselves us as some part of the chain between God and ordinary folk. If you expect your pastor to pass along the message, you are making him into a Priest.
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/8/06

Linda, I will pray for your direction. Keep praying and ask God to close the door to the path you are not to take. We have so many outside influences that think they have the answers, but God is always the answer. When Jesus had risen from the tomb, who did he reveal himself to first? Just pray for God's guidance and to close the unwanted path.
---Dottie on 9/8/06

Pastor started new ministry in Nursing home - I lead it. 10 months now. But, I believe the Lord impressed on me a need to serve in childrens ministry. P&H. say God is using me in Nursing home. I like what I do there best, but feel peace and less struggle in saying yes to Childrens Ministry as a helper. My husband has still to find who he is in Christ. For Pastor, I'm an answer to prayer. Can I wait for confirmation from Pastor? or what I believe?
---Linda3939 on 9/8/06

I get peace in another less attractive ministry. One I don't want

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
---Pharisee on 9/7/06

Linda many times soldiers in a battle have a task to do, and often they can't understand why it's so important for good men to die for such a mundane task.
The simple fact of the matter is that this small task has a ripple effect on the entire war and it's outcome.
Failing to follow orders in the chain of command (man is the head of the woman and Christ is head of the man) has a similar less helpful ripple of it's own.
Dissention and desertion will surely cripple any army.
---Soldier_up on 9/7/06

, when God calls someone, he verifies it with others. your pastor and husband disagreeing with your choice shows that God didn't call you to that.
---steve on 9/7/06

Second) I had been praying for God's will for quite a while before He gave it to me. Once he did, my husband said are you sure it was God? He felt he should have had the vision as the head of the family. I prayed that God would enlighten my husband, but my husband had to also pray for God's will on our lives. It was close to a year asking for his eyes to be open, he has now had the same vision, and ever since we have been seeing miracles happening. Pray for your husband's faith.
---Dottie on 9/7/06

First) Jack, I can hardly believe you could say that to her. God goes to whom He will, and that is not for your husband, or your Pastor to tell you that God did not speak to you. I went through much like what you are going through. God spoke to me and even gave me a vision of what He wanted of me.
---Dottie on 9/7/06

**I would obey what God placed in my heart.**
In other words, act in disobedience to her husband and in rebellion in the church.
How do you KNOW God put it in her heart--it could just be her own bright idea.
---Jack on 9/7/06

Get out of yourself,and get into Gods will..
---Lynn on 9/7/06

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In prayer, ask for confirmation. Also, it would be ok to pray together with your husband about your calling, and ask the Lord to give you confirmation one way or the other.
---Eloy on 9/7/06

When we obey God over man, there are so many blessings.
What are the objections from your husband or pastor? Is your current ministry benefiting them? Would the one you feel called to put them at a disadvantage?
If not, then I would pray about why they both feel it's not for you. Isn't our husbands our Godly covering? If he has no selfish motive, then I would pray about it. Believe it or not you can have a false peace about something too. Make sure that peace is of the Lord.
---kathr4453 on 9/6/06

First ask God to put in your husbands heart what he has put into yours. I wouldn't disregard the husbands' or the pastors' say because God has put them in your life as partners and spiritual leaders. I'm sure that if God has indeed placed something in you then He will have no problem placing it in your husband. And God will understand perfectly that you are submitting to both His and your husbands authority.
---john on 9/6/06

greetings,for linda,if you firmly believe your Father has, then there is no man on earth able to stop the spirit that is upon you except did not say if the pastor was objecting to your ministry but if he is then there is a conflict in whose calling is the truth..if your husband disagrees then has he recieved such an experience that you have had?if both disagree remind them you are God's property not their' did not tell their story so the answer is left hanging
---earl on 9/6/06

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**My Pastor - from large Church and my husband both say differently about the ministry God has called me too? **

If both your husband (who should show spiritual leadership in your home) and your pastor disagree with you about what you think is your vocation, maybe you should listen to them.

There's always the possibility that YOU are the one who is mistaken.
---Jack on 9/6/06

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