Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. And this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming; and now it is already in the world. Little children, you are from God, and have conquered them; for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore what they say is from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us, and whoever is not from God does not listen to us. From this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. (1 John 4:1-6, NRSV)
How do you know who to listen to?
Do you listen to politicians?
Do you listen to pastors?
Do you listen to your friends?
It is hard to know who is speaking the word of God to you sometimes. As hard as we all try to follow where God is leading us, we are all human and prone to sliding now and again.
But being from God you know when something isn’t right. It is that gut feeling like something is wrong.
Many will try to lead us to turn and wander away from God, but Jesus is stronger and greater than the spirits that are in this world. He has overcome them and through Him we shall prevail. So listen to your gut, and follow after God.