WARAW, IN—Don Farmer, 43, reported Tuesday that he was recently “led by God” toward several things he really likes—and in fact, as a general rule, everything he feels spiritually moved to do he coincidentally enjoys very much.
For instance, last week Farmer was considering whether he should go to the Men’s Golf Outing or volunteer at the city food pantry, when he says, miraculously, he knew just what to do. “You could say I really just felt led to lend my support to the church event,” Farmer confirmed to reporters. “It would have been great to be a volunteer over at the food pantry, but I had to say, ‘Here I am, send me, Lord, even to the ends of the fairway. Plus I recently purchased a new driver, which I took as a definite sign.’”
Additionally, he felt led to attend the church’s Super Bowl Party last year, which it just so happens he thoroughly enjoyed. The next Sunday, Farmer was unable to sign up for the church outreach visit to the senior home or the juvenile detention center due to the lack of a “nudge” from the Holy Spirit, but did feel moved to participate in the Men’s Group’s Annual Chili Cook-Off. He was also able to fend off several invitations by the church’s leadership to attend the new discipleship class, sorrowfully noting that not only would the time interfere with his Tuesday TV viewing lineup, but that he just didn’t feel as if he was being led to a diligent study of the Word “in that season.”
“I’m always listening for that still, small voice that just so happens to send me to do things I already want to do,” said Farmer. “Would I like to volunteer for the house-building project? Sure, but what can I do if the Spirit is leading me to come alongside Frank and fellowship by going to the game instead?”