Can I ask for a sign to confirm or deny where God wants me to serve as Gideon di

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. jditty615 profile image52
    jditty615posted 7 years ago

    Can I ask for a sign to confirm or deny where God wants me to serve as Gideon did?

    I read your post from about 6 months ago asking if Gideon was right in his asking for signs when Jesus told the Pharisees not to request signs simply to strengthen their faith.  I was just licensed for placement as a pastor and am trying to figure out if it is God's will for me to accept an unpaid outreach position at a small church? I can work bi-vocationally to supplement the income so that is not a concern but can I ask God to confirm if this is His will by giving me a specific sign that is beyond a shadow of a doubt from Him? What are your thoughts?

  2. thetop10hubber profile image57
    thetop10hubberposted 7 years ago

    I personally think that you should just do what ever you feel is right.

    One thing I remember from college, a Jesuit priest told me that "your deepest desire is what God desires for you as well". So if you wanna do the outreach work then go ahead.

    You never know, the outreach offer might have been the sign and you're just looking for a reason to say no. Then again you might also really not want to do it and you're just having difficulty turning it down. Just go with you're conscience, pick what you feel is most correct and stand by it.

  3. heavenbound5511 profile image72
    heavenbound5511posted 7 years ago

    Fast and pray to God >Is 58.
    Make no decision out of pressure.
    Be lead by the peace of God.
    Not everyone is called to be a pastor and those that are called to be a pastor God should be leading them and directing them. They should be filled with the Holy Spirit and know the voice of God.
    Only God and tell and lead someone into what He has called them to do. After God reveals His will and call on one's life He always will confirm it with 2-3 witnesses that line up to His word.

    Fast and pray in Jesus name only God can reveal this to you.

  4. lifegate profile image82
    lifegateposted 7 years ago

    If you read the entire account of Gideon, you'll see that God had already made His will known. Gideon chose to not take God at His word and insisted on tangible evidence that God in grace gave him. If you are seeking God's direction, trust Him to lay His desire on your heart. Once you're sure you've heard His voice, obey.

  5. BL Tween profile image60
    BL Tweenposted 7 years ago

    Of course, Jesus even said "Ask".


    Luke 11:9
    And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.


    I believe Jesus told the Pharisees not to request signs because they did not believe. I am not sure that any amount of signs will cause someone to believe. But, because you DO believe, you are asking your Heavenly Father for guidance, acknowledging Him as the supreme creator of all and the Lord and ruler of your life. I believe by asking we are making known to Him that we trust Him, we believe in Him, and that we know He loves us and wants the best for us.

    Now having said that, I also believe that you will get an answer but remember to test the spirits to find the truth as our enemy, satan, the devil, will sometimes disguise himself and seem to be that which he is not, after all he was an angel and he is sneaky! Especially for those who may not know the voice of God all that well.


    So I say ask.

    Blessings.

    ps (Little s in satan on purpose, I don’t like the guy!)

  6. Man from Modesto profile image81
    Man from Modestoposted 7 years ago

    One thing often overlooked is that Gideon first worshiped the Father and also offered sacrifice. He did this before he asked the Father to show it is HIM.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)