But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. John 16:13
Have you ever traveled anywhere using GPS? Insert your own joke here. In reality, we as a society have had to grow accustomed to having a computer voice telling us our next turn. Now that we have gotten used to the idea of using them, we have gotten better at using them. We know when they will be reliable and when it might be better simply following the signs. The point is that a GPS is only as good as the maps inside.
The Holy Spirit works on our behalf like a GPS in this fashion. He speaks to us and gives us directional information from heaven’s perspective. If we fail to follow His directions, it is not His fault. He cannot make our turns or coerce us to choose correctly. His job is to speak what He hears from heaven. Our job is to listen. Just like it doesn’t make good sense to yell back to the GPS, it doesn’t do any good to be in disagreement with the Holy Spirit. He is our Guide, not our consultant. When we choose to treat Him as a consultant, He simply stops speaking.
Jesus was trying to convince His disciples of the benefits and advantages of trusting the Holy Spirit. Jesus trusted the Spirit’s guidance and so should you. If we can learn to trust and use a man-made GPS, we can learn to trust and use God’s spiritual GPS, the Holy Spirit. His maps and guidance of our spiritual journey are not incomplete, but perfect. The Holy Spirit’s mandate is to guide us in all truth. Are you taking advantage of His wisdom and trusting Him with your future?