Pastor Kevin Sanders

"He must increase, but I must decrease." -John 3:30

“I asked God for a sign . . . “

A confused student asked me some questions through text messaging a few days ago. I gave her some advice, but she was reluctant to believe me. “But I asked God for a sign,” she said. She was mistaking an ex-boyfriend’s double-minded behavior as a sign from God (a sign that they would get back together).

This kind of thing happens all of the time. I’d like to encourage all of you to read my Making Wise Decisions series in which I explain why sign-seeking is not a good way to discern God’s will.


  1. we really have to be careful. sometimes we may mistake things as signs from God even anything becomes possible. we must know that signs from God are those that benefit us and follow his will not our own.

  2. sometimes people have the tendency to ask signs, not realizing that those signs are things that are most likely to happen. of course they would not ask for impossible things just to “test” God because then things will just end up in disappointments since nothing happened. then eventually when that “sign” comes, we make believe that it is really what God wants for us then. not considering the negative outcome of our actions.

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