My wife and I just got back from the National Bridal Market in Las Vegas. Before we left and each day there we offered prayers to be "guided and directed" on our choices etc. Were we? That’s the questions that got me thinking about guidence from the Holy Ghost.
Two years ago my wife offered a quick prayer in the bathroom at the market and felt prompted to go to the "Eternity Gowns" booth. We did, bought their line of modest dresses and now 2 years later it looks like my wife will be joining their gown design team.
My point is: sometimes inspiration is obvious, we act on it and get the blessings, but what about the less obvious? We picked up two new lines of gowns this year, was that inspired? One of the new lines we picked up last year went out of business 5 months later…was that inspired?
Of course God wants us to make our own choices, He wants us to study, think, ponder and do the best we can. Sometimes God doesn’t care what we choose. When does it count enough to make inspiration necessary?
My problem seems to be recognizing the Holy Ghost’s inspiration. 20/20 hindsight helps sometimes because I can look back and remember the event or specific choice. But sometimes those choices just look like me being very smart.
I guess the fine line between my super intellegent choices (tongue in cheek) and those when I’m inspired makes it so I can’t exactly tell the difference. So I try to error and give the Holy Ghost more credit. However I do agree with the old adage "God gets more credit and more blame than He deserves"
So how do you determine when you’re inspired? Is there a defining moment, or feeling or….?