I already know one of my big weaknesses….it’s discerning the the influence of the Holy Ghost in answer to my prayers. I wish he would talk louder. I’ve given some thought to this lately and I’ve decided he can’t!
Satan is limited in his influence over us. We have been promised that we can not be tempted more than our capasity to resist. It’s obvious that if Satan could tempt us beyond resistence it would destroy our agency.
That being the case, then isn’t it also true that the Holy Ghost can’t influence someone too much either? I mean in the same manner that Satan can’t. That would, in the same way destroy our agency.
Then the question is how much is too much. Does hearing an actual voice, rather than a “warm feeling”, consitute too much? Would hearing a voice, or having an angel come and personally visit me be so overwhelmingly conviencing that I couldn’t do anything but follow the direction given.
If I feel that no matter what voice I hear or who appears I still will have my agency then what about the opposite position. How can Satan ever influence me so much that I lose my agency? And if he can’t influence me enough so that I lose my agency then why the scripture that tells us we can’t be tempted more than we can resist?
Again, I just wish the Holy Ghost would talk louder.