Pr 29:25 the fear of man brings a snare
When we only fear God's reaction and not man's we have freedom.
We should say I know what man thinks, but what do You think God. Then we must act according to what God thinks.
Is 50:10 Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of His servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? Let him trust in the Name of the Lord, and stay (rest) upon his God.
Jer 6:10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ear is uncircumcised (closed) and tehy cannot hearken: behold, the word of the Lord is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
If we neglect the word of God, we are rejecting it.
Ps 119:63 I am a companion of all them that fear Thee, and of them that keep Thy precepts.
Lam 3:25 The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him.
Sometimes when we ask God for direction, it takes awhile for an answer. We must wait till we hear clearly from Him and not do anything till we know it is what God wants us to do or not do.
Think back to situations where you were seeking the Lord for an answer about if you should or shouldn't do something or go somewhere.
The time came when you had to make a decision and still no answer. So you did it or went only to have everything turn bad. Know why? God's no answer may have been a test to see if you would move ahead without His direction. When you did, you opened the door for the devil to attack.
Rom 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
I believe part of that account will be whether we waited on God or went ahead when He didn't clearly answer us one way or another.
Jn 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
We have no spiritual authority outside of obedience to God.
Sometimes people confuse forceful speaking, even when it is the truth being spoken, with spiritual authority. Only what is spoken with God's authority will touch men's spirits and cause them to take the steps of obedience that will change their lives. Everything else touches their mind or emotions.
1 Thess 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
Mt 12:36 But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.